The 54th International Poetry Evenings event in Struga,
Macedonia, has hosted three poets from Turkey, along with 44 poets from 29 different countries.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
Kenan Ceylan who died in uniform in Hakkari Şemdinli is an Alevi from Tokat. That’s why two separate funerals were held.
KONDA’s latest data shows that over the last six years, the percentage of atheists in the population has increased from 2.3 percent to 2.9 percent. Hürriyet took a deeper look into atheism in today’s Turkey
Category: YUSUF KANLI
What would you do? How would you behave? Was it abnormal for someone who lost his 32-year-old younger brother in a terrorist attack to cry and ask why he was killed?
I had written an article on the night of June 7 when the first results of the election were revealed and said, “He will have to force early elections.”
Category: AHMET HAKAN
Dear lieutenant colonel Mehmet Bey,
When you were holding the Turkish flag-wrapped coffin of your soldier brother, crying “Ali, Ali…”
I felt your pain deep inside of me,
The government is obliged to implement decisions taken by Turkey’s Supreme Court and the ECHR on the rights of the Alevis, or else the justice system will be blocked by thousands of new legal cases and ‘unfortunate’ things could take place, says Professor İzzettin Doğan, the head of the Cem Foundation
A lieutenant colonel’s angry rebuke during the funeral ceremony for his soldier brother has been added to the increasing number of protests by mourners accusing President Erdoğan and the government over the spike in violence ahead of early elections in Turkey.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has urged the Alevi community to be alert against those "who want to make brothers kill each other," while also stressing that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) must be eradicated.
The Turkish state should cover the expenses of cemevis, Alevi houses of worship, a chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled, in a move which could mark a watershed on an aspect that many have seen as discriminatory toward the Alevi community
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
There is no doubt that the concept of “national will,” i.e., an unconditional respect for the ballot box, has been the most sacred word(s) in President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s spectacular political journey.
Alevi organizations have issued a joint press statement after the threatening recent “X” marking of a number of Alevi homes in Istanbul’s Üsküdar district, saying “a country where Alevis are threatened will be safe for no one.”
Turkey is heading fast to an ambiguous but dreadful situation. The leaders of the country’s two biggest parties will be meeting Aug. 10 for a final push to form what is called a “grand coalition” but prospects are dim.
Unidentified gunmen opened fire on Alevi-Bektashi Federation (ABF) head Baki Düzgün, his wife Yurdanur Düzgün and Alevi Culture Assoications (AKD) head Doğan Demir 80 kilometers northwest of the capital Ankara on Aug. 8, the second armed offensive against senior Alevi figures in a week.
Three suspects have been detained in an operation against a terror organization launched at dawn on Aug. 4 in multiple Istanbul districts
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“I like democracy when democracy likes me,” a veteran Turkish journalist used to say mockingly, criticizing Turkish political figures for twisting democratic concepts as it suits them.
A police officer has been killed in clashes with a group of protesters in Istanbul’s Gazi neighborhood after days of clashes following the death of a Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) member in a vast anti-terror operation launched last July 24 in Istanbul
Despite surface upheaval, Turkey’s Kurdish issue continues to be defined by decisions taken years ago by both the state and the PKK insurgents, author Cem Emrence tells Hurriyet Daily News
Both the president and the prime minister of Turkey have pledged further action against all outlawed groups
A number of the victims of the deadly bombing in Turkey’s southeastern district of Suruç have been laid to rest in their hometowns across the country
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