Islam in Turkey

Main

Christianity becomes offical religion under Theodosius I

380

Ottomans defeat Constantinople, renamed Istanbul

1453

WW1 Allied Powers dismember Ottoman state

1920

Occupying armies ejected, secular Republic of Turkey established by Ataturk

1922

end of single party government

1945

political instability; military coups

1960 - 1980

Rise to dominance of religious educated

1980