The Struggle to Unite Diaspora Alevis and the Working Class: Alevism in the Kavga/Kervan Magazine


BİLECEN T.

Kurdish Studies, vol.8, no.1, pp.91-112, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.33182/ks.v8i1.513
  • Title of Journal : Kurdish Studies
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-112
  • Keywords: Kavga/Kervan Magazine, Riza Yurukoglu, Alevism, IDENTITY, POLITICS, TURKISH

Abstract

Kavga/Kervan is a magazine published by the London chapter of the Turkish Communist Party between 1991 and 1998. Riza Yurukoglu, the editor is credited as the main architect of the magazine's intellectual structure. This article will use discourse analysis to examine the relationship between Alevism and socialism as postulated by the magazine and its editor. It aims to analyse the efforts of the magazine as a platform to unite Alevis and socialists in Turkish socialist history even if the magazine may not have had as much impact on the Alevi and socialist collectives in Turkey and abroad.