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Alawi Ziyāra Tradition and Its Interreligious Dimensions: Sacred Places and Their Contested Meanings among Christians, Alawi and Sunni Muslims in Contemporary Hatay (Turkey)


  • The data on which the present analysis is based was gathered during my field research in the Hatay and Çukurova region (2006–2008) which was financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG). I would like to thank Michael Prager, Sebastian Maisel, and Birgit Schäbler for their helpful comments and corrections on the manuscript. Moreover, thanks are due to Necati Alkan who had invited me to present an earlier version of this article at the “Late Ottoman/Post-Ottoman Heterodox Communities” panel which he co-organized with Birgit Schäbler in the framework of the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) in Barcelona/Spain, 19–24 July 2010. All the photographs were taken by the author.