Turkish Government Apologizes To Alevi

The Alevi are a Muslim group which adheres to liberal ideas in which all faiths are recognized as being good and women are on an equal basis with men. The Alevi has suffered constant discrimination and hate because of their independent views on the nature of the Muslim religion and their refusal to follow fundamentalist approaches to religion. Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ertugrul Gunay, spoke for the current government by making clear hi Justice and Development Party, although a religious centered one, is sorry for the manner in which Alevi have been treated and persecuted for their religious beliefs. ‘I want to apologize for all of the wrongdoings done in the past” and he thanked Alevi for their “unwavering belief and protection of the Turkish nation.”

The apology to the Alevi is an important first step in truly creating the basis of religious freedom in Turkey. It recognizes there are alternative paths to the truth in the Muslim religion. Another such step in working to undo hate of the past would be an apology to the Armenian people.

  • Alevi

    akp is a sunni teorist organisation and responsible for killing thousands of Alevis.

    this is taqqiya sunnis are just wearing a mask the reality is that erdoagan’s akp and sunnis are killing Alevis even now!

    Alevi children are beaten by sunni teachers Alevi students are killed by sunnis innocent Alevi civillians tortured and killed by the sunni police.

    akp is a fascist terorist organisation lots of innocent Alevis were jailed for being secularist everyday Alevi leaders scientests civilliasn are arrested to form a sunni fascist state There are nearly no alevis in the Turkish Police and in the goverment. A few of the Alevi soldiers and goverment officers are arrested with lies some of them killed or suicide for their honour to show that they are innocent. In Turkey lots of Alevis suicide for their honour as they were arrested innocently.

    sunnis and akp is terorist. Sivas Massacre Maras Massacre Corum Massacre Gazi Massacre are all their acts and show their real face. akp and sunni brutual fascism must be told by the western media but the western goverments don’t let them to tell about the sunni teror aganist Alevis!

    But history will judge the EU UK USA and israel for helping Alevi Genocide for the last 60 years! the Western goverments will have to face with their crimes aganist Alevis in afew decades.

    Sheaikh bitlisi was an sunni ottoman kurdish imam which manages the Alevi genocide in the eastern parts of Anatolia and he is telling in his books that he killed 40000 Alevi Qizilbash Turkmens with torture in oneday for ottomans. The ALEVI GENOCIDE is still going on and THE ALEVI GENOCIDE is the biggest GENOCIDE of all times and akp and this kind of sunni terorists (they are cold bloded terorist babykillers) just cover up the Alevi Genocide managed by them with a few words.

    akp erdogan and sunnis are fascist liar babykiller terorists! They are killing Alevis everyday in Turkey!