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Alevi beliefs are hard to define, since Alevism is a diverse movement without any central authority, and its boundaries with other groups are poorly demarcated.

Alevi is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Alevi books and related discussion.

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Turkish Alevis Today
Alevis are diverse ethno-religious communities comprising one fifth
Alevis in Cemevis: Religion and Secularism in Turkey.
THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE ALEVI COLLECTIVE IDENTITY
The Alevi of Anatolia
known Alevi population, an ethnic group that has not received much attention adoption of a Turkish-Sunni national identity has heightened the Alevis' problem.
THE ALEVİ OPENİNG: DEEPENING of DEMOCRACY in TURKEY
Alevism,” “General Suggestions about Alevi Opening,” “Special Suggestions about the . where should the Alevi opening be placed amongst these openings ?

Suggested News Resources

Sectarian debate flares up in CHP as Alevi members gain critical seats in
Religious freedom for Turkey?
Finally, there is the status of the Alevis, the nation's largest religious minority. Turkey refuses legal recognition of Alevi meeting places (cemevi) as houses of worship, and has denied them construction permits.
NGOs to help mediate release of PKK hostages
Religious Freedom For Turkey? - OpEd
Finally, there is the status of the Alevis, the nation's largest religious minority. Turkey refuses legal recognition of Alevi meeting places (cemevi) as houses of worship, and has denied them construction permits.
Hacı Bektaş-i Veli festival marred by protocol crisis

Suggested Web Resources

Alevi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Alevi are a religious and cultural community, primarily in Turkey, constituting probably more than 15 million people.
Alevi history - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
THE ALEVI OF ANATOLIA: TURKEY'S LARGEST MINORITY
presents the Alevi ethno-religious minority in Turkey, their history, beliefs, social life, and modern revival.
Who are Alevis? What is Alevism?
Determining how many Alevis there are today in Turkey is practically impossible.
Kurds, Turks, and the Alevi Revival in Turkey
The religion of these Alevis, though to some extent islamicised, differs considerably from Sunni Islam.

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