Visiting an Alevi village

Saturday afternoon was dedicated at getting knowledge about the Alevi which is a religious minority in Turkey – around 15% of the population. The participant visited an Alevi village and got to see their local chapel and culture house. One of the challenges that the Alevi have is, that these houses are only recognised by the government as culture houses and not religious houses. This means that they have not the same financial support as the majority religion in Turkey. The participants also visited a local burial place.