De Turkse alevieten: een niet-erkende minderheid | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 62, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268


This article explores the conflict potential in the relation between Sunnis and Alevis in Turkey. Using the theoretical framework that Schuyt proposes to analyze conflicts, the author argues that the risk of a violent confrontation between the two groups is relatively low. This argument is based, among other, on the complexity of the individual and collective identities of the members of both groups. There is, however, a risk that attempts of the Turkish religious authorities to assimilate the Alevis and to deny them the right to develop a separate religious identity will increase the existing tensions between the two groups.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
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