When Is Usury Usury? Turkish Fatwa Casts Doubt On Erdogan’s Religious Soft Power Drive – Analysis

Eurasia Review


Turkey’s state-controlled top religious authority has conditionally endorsed usury in a ruling that is likely to fuel debate about concepts of Islamic finance and could weaken President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s efforts to garner religious soft power by projecting Turkey as a leader defending Muslim causes.

The ruling,...

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