Browsing by Author "Soner, Bayram Ali"
Alevis and Alevism in the Changing Context of Turkish Politics: The Justice and Development Party's Alevi Opening Authors:Soner, Bayram Ali; Toktaş, Şule
Publisher and Date:(Routledge Journals Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2011)The Justice and Development Party (JDP Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi) has launched a rapprochement policy toward the Alevis. The JDP's Alevi Opening has presented a unique case in Turkey's latest identity politics not only because Alevi claims for the first time came to be involved in political processes for official recognition and accommodation but also because the process was handled by a political party which is regarded to have retained Islamist roots in Sunni interpretation. This article explores ...