Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek has felt an apparent need to underline the contribution played by the Alevis community in protecting Turkish culture
Category: YUSUF KANLI
It is just a joke. Has it ever happened? I have no idea. Most probably it was the product of a cheeky story teller. Once upon a time there was a sultan.
The Alevi Foundations Federations, which comprises of more than 900 associations, have declared their public support to Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu for the upcoming presidential election
Category: AKİF BEKİ
Where did the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blunder?
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
Days before the country’s first popular election for the presidency, Erdoğan’s speeches increasingly include references to national origins and religious beliefs
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
This Sunday, millions of Turks will go to ballots to vote for their next president. This will be the first time that the presidency, the top post in the republic, will be elected by popular vote.
'One of them came and said I was a Georgian. Then another came up and, I beg your pardon, called me uglier things, saying I was Armenian,' Erdoğan told to criticize his critics, sparking a fresh debate
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
While addressing a large crowd in İzmir the other day, during his campaigning for the presidency, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said: “I respect Alevis.
Category: AHMET HAKAN
In the past, the majority of those who oppose Recep Tayyip Erdoğan used to raise hell when they saw a bearded man and two headscarf wearing women; they would say, “Reactionism is here, reactionism.”
Erdoğan says: 'Hey Kılıçdaroğlu; I say I am a Sunni; why can’t you say you are an Alevi?' He says to Demirtaş: 'You say you are a Kurd, but you are a Zaza'
Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu left flowers in front of the Madımak Hotel in Sivas in memory of 35 people, mostly Alevi intellectuals, who were massacred in an arson attack 21 years ago
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
The title of this column is borrowed from Yalçın Akdoğan, a close advisor to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and a columnist for the daily Star newspaper.
The International Religious Freedom Report has criticized Turkey over a rise in anti-Semitism and the status of the Halki seminary
The Alevi Bektaşi Federation, a leading umbrella organization of the Alevi community, has declared that it will not attend a fast-breaking iftar meal hosted by PM Erdoğan for Alevi organizations and opinion leaders
The State Audit Board (DDK) released its report July 15 on the killing of 35 people in Sivas on July 2, 1993 when thousands of angry protesters set a hotel on fire.
A group of artists have announced they will gather at Turkey’s border with the pre-dominantly Kurdish region of northeastern Syria
The Istanbul Governor’s Office has allowed the prosecution of the police officer who shot and killed a mourner during a crackdown on demonstrators in the Okmeydanı area
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has accused PM Erdoğan of pursuing a 'dictatorship' and warned him about making the 'wrong calculations'
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Following Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan, another candidate to become Turkey’s next president, Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, has also announced that he aims to win the upcoming election in its first round on Aug. 10.
Alevism is a belief system that is experienced as an adventure. What I describe as an adventure is Alevis’ resistance to the centralization and assimilation policies of the Sunni mainstream.
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