İsmet Giritli

Keywords: Atatürk, Republic, Republic of Turkey, laicism, Principle Of Laicism


The features of the concept of laicism in the Turkish Republic founded by Atatürk are explained in this article. Laicism is a characteristic which best describes the democratic regime as Atatürk understood it. The author stresses the fact that the future of the independent and nationalist Turkish Republic which Atatürk aimed to create depends to what extent this principle is respected and preserved.