The liberal Bektasi
sect (or more specifically, sufi taruq), an urban edition of Alevism, had also appealed to much of the local Christian population on account of its syncretism.
For example, the Alevite traditions and the Bektasi
culture have been tolerated since they have been seen as forces preserving Turkish language and culture from demise and stressing equal status of women in the society (7) and exclusion of religion from the state rule.
Katilimcilarin sadece % 56,9'u kendilerine Alevi derken geri kalan kisim kendilerini AleviBektasi, Kizilbas, Caferi, Bektasi ve Sii diye tanimlamistir (Massicard, 2007: 120).
3) Alevi Bektasi Federasyonlari Gene] Baskani Ali Dogan'm 'Alevilik Islam disidir' sozleri diger Alevi dernekleri tarafindan sert bir dile elestirilmistir.
The history of the Bektasi order can also be integrated into this historical path.
On the contrary, he manifests himself--and here we come across the Alevi and Bektasi adoption of the hurufi-teachings (18)--in the human being and not in the Koran.
While Alevi poetry does not treat these themes in as sophisticated a way as, for example, the closely related Bektasi poetry, (38) the emotive force of the poems is nonetheless profound.
The themes include (a) the Turkish War of Independence, (b) the shutting down of the Bektasi lodges and the official dissolution of the order in 1925, (c) veneration of Kemal Ataturk, the symbol of the secular and nationalist order of the new republic, (d) Kemalism as the ideology of modern Turkish society, (e) incidents illustrating the ongoing suffering of the Alevis from religious intolerance and discriminatory politics, (f) religiously motivated attacks against Alevis, and (g) the societal and political turbulences of the 1960s and 1970s.
We find a fusion of political and religious themes not only in Alevi, but also in some examples of the closely related Bektasi poetry.
Menakibnamelerinde islam Oncesi inanc Motifleri, istanbul.
Summary: IZMIR/ISTANBUL(Cihan/TZ)- In a demonstration organized by the Alevi Bektasi
Federation (ABF), the Pir Sultan Abdal Cultural Association and the Alevi Cultural Association in western Turkish city of Izmir on Sunday, thousands of Alevis came together to repeat their demands for the same rights as the Sunni majority.
Head of the Alevi Bektasi
Federation, Ali Balkiz, said they had conveyed their demands to the parliament in a petition signed by millions of Alevis but the government had failed to take any concrete steps.