Shia Communities In Turkey?
Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:57 AM
Can someone shed some light on Ithna Ashari communities in Turkey? I have heard that there are roughly 4 million Shias in Turkey, but I'm not sure if this number includes the Alevis or not?
Are there any major Shia communities in Istanbul?
Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:24 PM
From what I've heard, certain neighborhoods in Istanbul are entirely Shia, but I'm not sure of exactly which ones they are. On Youtube, however, you can find videos of Ashura processions from Ä°stanbul. Corum, Kars, IÄŸdÄ±r, and AÄŸrÄ± supposedly also have Shia populations.
As for the voice of the Twelvers in the country, Turkey's Shia leader is an Azeri named Selahattin Ozgunduz.
Edited by bkt900, 14 August 2008 - 12:28 PM.
Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:57 PM
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