Ethical Assessment of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research According to Turkish Muslim Scholars: First Critical Analysis and Some Reflections


KARAKAYA A. , İlkılıç İ.

STEM CELL REVIEWS AND REPORTS, cilt.12, ss.385-393, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12015-016-9658-4
  • Dergi Adı: STEM CELL REVIEWS AND REPORTS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.385-393

Özet

Turkey, with a Muslim population of officially over 99 %, is one of the few secular states in the Muslim world. Although state institutions are not based on Islamic juridical and ethical norms, the latter play a significant role in defining people's attitudes towards controversial issues in the modern world, especially when backed by opinions of Muslim scholars living in Turkey. Accordingly, opinions of Muslim scholars undoubtedly have an important effect on bioethical decisions made by institutions and individuals.