Ninety-four percent of Turks identify themselves as religious, very few are practicing this month's holy fast or regularly pray five times a day, a recent poll showed.
Experts point to the enduring popularity of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) motivating people to adopt a religious mantle without necessarily the belief system to go along with it, the Turkish Daily News (TDN) reported on Saturday.
The recent Global Attitudes survey published Wednesday by the U.S.-based
Moreover, fasting and praying were the least common in
On the other hand, most Turks said a struggle was occurring in the country as the tensions rose between the AKP government and its opponents. Sixty-eight percent said a clash between moderates and fundamentalists was taking place in