Turan Dursun, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Turan Dursun

Turkish Islamic scholar

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1934

Place of Birth: Şarkışla, Turkey

Date of Death: 04-Sep-1990

Profession: writer, journalist

Nationality: Turkey

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Turan Dursun

  • Turan Dursun (1934 – 4 September 1990) was a Turkish author and atheist who was a notable critic of Islam.
  • Dursun, a former Muslim cleric and scholar of Shia Islam, became an atheist during his study of the history of monotheistic religions.
  • Influenced by the 9th-century Persian skeptic philosopher Ibn al-Rawandi, Dursun wrote a number of books about religion which included interpretations of Islamic texts, heavily criticizing Islam and the founders of its major branches.Dursun was frequently threatened by Islamic fundamentalists, and on 4 September 1990 was assassinated outside his home in Istanbul, after which his books sold tens of thousands of copies in Turkey.

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