A religious service was held at an Alevi house of worship which has been turned into museum, the Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli dervish convent, for the first time after almost two centuries with the cooperation of Alevi associations from Turkey and Europe
An inmate of the Alevi faith, a secular version of Islam, was permitted to meet with an Alevi religious leader, known as an Alevi Dede, in prison thanks to a ruling which allowed imams to preach in prisons.
The Sivas massacre, an arson attack on mostly Alevi intellectuals inside the city’s Madımak Hotel staged by radical Islamists that killed 33 intellectuals and two hotel personnel, was commemorated on its 22nd anniversary on July 2 in Turkey’s Central Anatolian province of Sivas
Category: MELİS ALPHAN
The day we heard about the death of former President Süleyman Demirel, news about another death was circulating around but not too many people were aware of it.
The necessity of forming a new government does not constrain the incumbent Justice and Development Party (AKP) government from protecting the country’s interests, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said, while reiterating that Turkey was prepared for all necessary measures to tackle security threats along its borders
The Alevi community in the town of Yazıkonak in the eastern province of Elazığ has expressed concerns after six Alevi homes in the town were tagged with yellow paint
Four new parliamentary deputies swore in on June 23 by saluting the Gezi Park movement
An imprisoned man has endured two days of Kafkaesque adversity to attend the funeral of his father at an Alevi worshipping house
Turkey's Council of State has ruled that it is not lawful to make 'religious culture and moral knowledge' class compulsory for everyone
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
Wherever I go, I come across this question: 'Will Erdoğan come back?' I’ll give my answer.
The chronology of how a youngster in southeastern Turkey was recruited by ISIL to bomb a HDP rally in Diyarbakır earlier this month either exposes a huge security vulnerability within Turkish law enforcement or 'malice'
Members of the Alevi community in Turkey’s northwestern province of Kocaeli have voiced concern after a number of their homes were allegedly marked with a cross by unknown people.
The father of the suspect arrested over the charge of leading the twin blasts at the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) rally in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır has spoken out on how his son had been deceived to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), news website Radikal reported on June 15.
Turkey’s ruling AKP could be forgiven for casting a rueful eye at the tallies for overseas voting in the country’s June 7 election after the governing party captured almost half of the total vote abroad, in contrast to its nine-point fall in the overall count.
Category: EMRE KIZILKAYA
From seismic vote shifts and unprecedented representation to the curious case of invalid votes, here is the never-before-seen outcome in five points after Turkey’s 2015 election
Three people with mutually antagonistic political backgrounds, captured in a single shot and united in their opposition to the ruling AKP: Here is the story of the photo that came to symbolize the Gezi protests as told by one of its protagonists.
"It’s unprecedented, I have two opponents in front of me – the president and the prime minister," Turkey's main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, told AFP, challenging Erdoğan to "take up again the leadership of the AKP and lead the campaign."
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held a grand chamber hearing on June 3 over a case concerning the rejection of a demand made by a number of Turkish Alevis that the state cover the expenses of cemevis, their houses of worship.
The ultimate success of Turkey stems from the fact that it crafted a political model in which all parties get rid of their excesses sooner or later in order to adapt to changing popular demands.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
With just a few weeks left to the general elections, the political parties, as well as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, have geared up their campaigns with daily public rallies and increasingly harsh accusations against each other
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