12 October 2016
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan organizes a fast-breaking dinner on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharrem.
25 January 2016
A study group about Alevism is formed within the Ministry of Justice upon the order of the Minister. The objective of the group is to lay the legal foundation for “cemevis and centers of traditional wisdom.”
11 December 2015
The funeral of Gendermarie Private Ozan Aslan, who died as a martyr in Siirt, was held with a military ceremony after a prayer service was performed at the Pir Sultan Abdal Cultural Center and Cemevi (where Alevi rituals are performed). Thus, for the first time a formal ceremony was performed for martyr at a Cemevi.
04 October 2015
The AK Party announces with its election bill that Cemevis will be granted legal status.
18 May 2015
A prisoner incarcerated in Sincan Prison in Ankara is allowed to meet with an Alevi dede as part of his faith.
10 February 2015
Eurasia Alevi and Bektashi Studies Center is opened at Inonu University.
27 December 2014
The government announced that it plans to establish a commission in the National Assembly to investigate the Dersim and also the Sivas, Maras, and Corum incidents.
10 November 2014
Haci Bektas Veli Cultural Association is granted the status of public benefit association.
08 November 2014
During the Asure Day celebrations held in Hacibektas, it is announced that visits to the tombs of Haci Bektas Veli and Mevlana will be free of charge.
03 November 2014
Alevi citizens are welcomed as the first guests of the Presidential Palace for a fast-breaking dinner called “Muharrem Asi”, organized on the occasion of the fast in the Islamic month Muharrem. Erdogan listens to the Alevis’ requests.
24 October 2014
A summit is held in the Prime Minister’s Office and attended by ministers, party officials, advisors, and specialists who have carried out duties in the process since 2010. The government reintroduces issues for discussion such as the status of Cemevis (Alevi places of worship), Alevi Institutes, and representation in the Directorate of Religious Affairs.
07 November 2013
Nevsehir University was re-named as Haci Bektas Veli University as part of a democratization package announced by then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
30 November 2011
Hotel Madimak, in which 37 people were killed in an incident on 2 July 1993, is re-opened as the Center for Science and Culture a year after being expropriated.
24 November 2011
An official apology is issued for the first time in the history of Turkey for a massacre. Referring to the tragedy in the city of Dersim, then-Prime Minister Erdogan said: “I do apologize on behalf of the state.”
03 July 2009
Alevi workshops consisting of seven stages are launched in Dersim.
11 January 2009
Then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends the “Muharrem month Iftar”. He emphasizes the importance of unity in his speech.
23 December 2008
The first Alevi institute of Turkey opens in Ankara with the participation of government officials.
01 January 2008
Content about Alevis is added to the curriculum of religious classes in high schools.
22 July 2007
Three Alevi deputies from the AK Party are elected into the National Assembly.