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secular

1. of an education, etc.
a. having no particular religious affinities
b. not including compulsory religious studies or services
2. (of clerics) not bound by religious vows to a monastic or other order
3. Astronomy occurring slowly over a long period of time
4. a member of the secular clergy

secular

(sek -yŭ-ler) Continuing or changing over a long period of time.

secular

[′sek·yə·lər]
(engineering)
Of or pertaining to a long indefinite period of time.
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And so Turkey's never-ending cycle of victimization -- of Islamists, communists, secularists, Kurds perennially and now the Gulenists -- has gained velocity.
2) The SU is now seeking to meet promptly with the leadership of the Warwick Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society to make the necessary arrangements for the event to take place in the format they have requested.
The Turkish public initially welcomed the trial on the grounds it would bring to account the country's "Deep State" - an undefined network of secularists long believed to have been pulling the strings of power in Turkey.
The secularists are organizing an opposition coalition under the leadership of Beji Caid Essebsi, the former interim prime minister who also served in the government of former President Habib Bourguiba.
During this time, three identity groups, secularist nationalist, Islamic nationalist and secularist liberals, all contributed to the making of TFP.
Second, Kuru stresses in his conclusion that "religious groups should not build alliances with authoritarian regimes, if they do not want to face the rise of anticlerical (or antireligious) movements and an assertive secularist (or antireligious) regime" (p.
Two retired generals are among 56 people who have gone on trial in Turkey over an alleged coup plot in a case that has deepened the rifts between secularists and the country's Islamic-leaning government.
Toward the end of their reign, CHPYs opposition to DP rule spread to the streets in the form of secularist rallies and student demonstrations.
The gang's linkage to a shadowy organisation known as 'the Deep State'--a group of powerful individuals bent on protecting the sacrosanctity of the secularist republic by whatever means necessary--has triggered debate amongst intellectuals and the Turkish media.
The Politics of Secularism in International Relations is an analysis of the nature of secularist assumptions in the United States and Europe and of how those assumptions-have affected relations between the West and the Muslim world.
At its core are the biographies of leaders of the Secularist movement who went on to renounce Freethought.
From the secularist viewpoint, why would religion be necessary to work toward that good?