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Alevis are a religious and cultural community, particularly associated with Anatolia in Turkey. Their religious practice and belief is close to Twelver Shi'a Islam but there are differences in philosophy, customs, and rituals. They are also related to the Bektashi Sufi order.
  • Alevilik Bektasilik

    A collection of research resources on the Alevi-Bektashi community in Turkey and the Balkans, their history, arts, culture, beliefs and practices. Includes an archive of historical documents in Turkish.


    An account of Alevi beliefs and practices, their history, a biography of their founder, and articles on their status in modern Turkey.

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