Dr. Gamze Güngörmüş KONA
Religion has an independent status having the function of reinforcing both the individuals and societies. Particularly, Islam which has a more direct relation with the social structure, compared to Christianity, has the functions of designing and guiding the structure of the society, safeguarding the individuals and transfering the ideological and cultural values to the society. So, Islam religion, having the mentioned functions, is automatically integrated in the temporal matters. In Turkey, Islam as the religion of majority, has also a kind of direct influence on both society and politics.