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


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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.33182/ks.v8i1.513
  • Journal Name: Kurdish Studies
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-112
  • Keywords: Kavga/Kervan Magazine, Riza Yurukoglu, Alevism, IDENTITY, POLITICS, TURKISH
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


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.