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
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
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.
Turkey’s first round of presidential elections will be held Aug. 10, 2014. With a law that passed in 2012, Turks living abroad are now eligible to vote for the first time in national elections.
Police camera footage, which has recently been added to the investigation, shows that the policeman fired his gun despite warnings from his colleagues
HDP presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş symbolically kicked off his campaign at the infamous Madımak Hotel in Sivas
The leaders of five political parties in Turkey met and announced a joint declaration of support for Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu’s presidential candidacy
Alevis in Turkey have reacted angrily toward a university text book, which includes humiliating and discriminative expressions about their customs and beliefs
‘Menekşe'den Önce,’ which follows the lives of survivors and relatives of victims, hits the screens on the 21st anniversary of the massacre on July 2
The prosecutor leading the investigation into the case also pressed charges of 'involuntary murder,' prompting Uğur Kurt’s family to send a request to replace him
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has met with several religious communities in Germany as part of his official visit to the country
İhsanoğlu will be walking on thin ice when trying to convince Alevis and secular CHP voters, and have a foot on the conservative constituency
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
With the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) taking over a very wide geography from the north of Iraq towards its center, we can say that not only within Iraq
Category: AKİF BEKİ
Where should I start? For instance, no matter if it’s head or tails, we will have a religious president; whereas, those who are holding on to Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu had difficulty adapting to Turgut Özal
The Turkish consulate was not their primary target anyway. ISIL is heading south, down to Baghdad and capturing cities along the way, one by one
CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu held a meeting with intellectuals and representatives of religious communities in Istanbul
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