Turkey discriminates against Alevi faith, ECHR rules

26 April 2016

"[The Diyanet's (Turkish Directorate for Religious Affairs)] annual budget, for example for 2016, is 2 billion euros ($2.25 billion), but they're only serving the Sunni community in Turkey, no single euro goes to the Alevi community," EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr Demir Murat Seyrek told the Deutsche Welle. "On top of that, if you add the entire system - including 600 mid-level schools, university faculties, media, and all the other projects of the Sunni religious community with state support - this would go to 4.5 or 5 billion euros per year."

The article is in English and can be read here.