The Alevis’ new Westward strategy
Hurriyet Daily News- Sedat Ergin
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
A very important step was taken last week in many Alevis’ strategy of fighting against the ongoing violation of rights that they experience.
This new step is the regular issuing of a “violation of rights report” by the Alevi-Bektaşi Federation, an umbrella group in Turkey representing some of the biggest Alevi organizations.
The method of reporting aims to draw attention to the subject of “rights violations targeting Alevis on the basis of inequality and discrimination” and “hate crimes,” both for domestic popular opinion and the international community.
A significant aspect of the report is that it will be translated into English, German and French and will be sent to the United Nations, human rights organizations in Europe and the United States and deputies of the European Parliament.