Veli Sirin
German Director, Center for Islamic Pluralism

Veli Sirin is a leader of the Alevi Islamic youth movement in Germany, composed of Germans of Turkish and Kurdish ethnic origin who adhere to secular politics, and other contemporary values, and oppose the encroachment of fundamentalism in Turkish governance. They make up at least 20% of the population of Turkey.

Sirin, a Director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism in Germany, participated in the 2009 panel sponsored by the Hudson Institute, New York, on the Durban Review at the United Nations in Geneva. He was also a contributor, for Germany, to that year's publication by the Center for Islamic Pluralism of A Guide to Shariah Law and Islamist Ideology in Western Europe, 2007-09, an extensive study of Shariah agitation, at, and posted at

Writings by Veli Sirin  (View Biography)

Title Date
Is Turkey's Erdoğan in Decline?2015/03/04
Who Represents German Muslims?2014/12/21
The Kurds in Turkey and the Fight for Kobani2014/10/26
Turkish President Erdoğan's Expansive Ambitions2014/09/09
Erdoğan's Twitter Slip on Ukraine - An Affinity for Putin?2014/03/31
Where is Turkey Going?2014/01/03
Erdogan's Latest "Morals Enforcement"2013/12/03
New Islamist Approach to Turks in Germany2013/10/11
Turkey Protests New Police Aggression2013/09/19
Turkey: Erdogan's Ergenekon "Victory"2013/08/13
Turkey Rises Against Islamist Rule2013/06/05
The Real Erdogan2013/05/13
Turkey Censors Its TV History?2013/02/04
Turkey: Fazil Say, Composer, Charged with Blasphemy for Tweets2012/11/13
Turkey in the Syrian Crisis: What Next?2012/10/26
The Circumcision Debate in Germany, Austria and Switzerland2012/07/30
Syrian Shoot-Down - And Erdogan's "Furious" Response2012/07/03
Erdogan the Aesthete2012/04/24
Turkish Women Victims of "Permitted" Rape2012/01/25
Islamist and Nationalist Radicalism Among German Turks2011/08/02
Radical Islam in Germany: The Convert as Missionary2011/07/11
Germany and Libya: A German Muslim Dissents2011/04/05
Islam Today: Alevis in Turkey - Victims of Islamist Discrimination2009/05/22

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