Freedom of Belief Initiative invites you for a discussion on “Freedom of religion or belief and gender equality”. The webinar will be held on Thursday 1st July 2021, at 19.30 (GMT+3). Registration is required.
Freedom of Belief Initiative invites you for a discussion on “Freedom of religion or belief and freedom of expression" with Assoc. Prof. of Constitutional Law Tolga Şirin and OSCE/ODIHR Advisor Đermana Šeta on Thursday 11th February 2021, at 19.00 (GMT+3). Registration is required.
Freedom of Belief Initiative invites you for a discussion on “Mechanisms to combat antisemitism in the world and in Turkey" with UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Dr. Ahmed Shaheed and Lawyer and Avlaremoz Author Betsy Penso on Wednesday 13th January 2021, at 19.00 (GMT+3). Registration is required.
Minister Nabi Avcı lays the foundation for Turkey’s first Alevi high school the Hacı Bektaş-I Veli Anatolian High School. The school will house 600 students.
The Great Synagogue, in the northwestern province of Edirne, will open on March 26, after undergoing a four year restoration.
Turkish Alevis demand respect for European court ruling
On November 7, an unidentified person posted a note saying “To be Demolished” on the main entrance gate of Neve Shalom Synagogue, Istanbul’s largest synagogue.
Alevi leaders as well as other public figures have reacted strongly to remarks made by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu stating that the government does not need to take a lesson from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), which has urged Turkey to end compulsory religious courses at Turkish schools, regarding discrimination.
Turkey's minority foundations have been unable to elect presidents for almost two years as the Directorate General for Foundations (VGM) has failed to draft a new regulation following the annulment of the previous one, a daily has reported.
The letter provides recommendations based on human rights principles, including principles of state neutrality and impartiality with regard to specific religions, both related to the content and the mechanism of exemption of the DKAB courses.