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Reaching righteous selfness

Reader comment on item: Alevi Identity: Cultural, Religious and Social Perspectives

Submitted by Veyis Haydardedeoglu (Australia), Dec 30, 2015 at 06:22

Dear Daniel,

This is my second comment on your Alevi article. Yes, it is true Alevis of Turkey either deny their identity or refrain from being identified because of the last 400 years of tyranny and persecution by the Ottoman rule then followed by the autocratic Sunni governance in Turkey.

In essence, the whole population of Turkey are Alevi adherents. However, since Arabization Sunni assimilation process imposed by the Ottoman Sultans in mid 16 century, for the sake of saving their life, most have cleverly accepted Islam but never practiced to date, some resented. Those resenting were subjected to torture, execution and expulsion to Aegean Islands, Cyprus, Balkan regions and to Albania. The others ran into the mountains and lived in isolation for many years.

I do strongly recommend that you go through my website and put yourself in the true Alevi principles hence write true values of Alevi belief.



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