Turkey’s Alevis hope Erdogan will soften his stance - as he has pledged
In next year’s presidential vote, it’s not yet clear if the minority sect will side with Recep Tayyip Erdogan or incumbent Abdullah Gul.
A PR man with links to Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party was recently asked whom he’d want his daughter to marry, an Alevi or a Kurd. He replied that he preferred a “real Turk.” Pressed to give a straight answer, he said he preferred a Kurd because at least the Kurds were Sunnis, whereas the Alevis were “heretics.”
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