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Bektashism or in Turkish language: Bektaşilik and in Albanian language: Tarikati Bektashi, is one of the largest Sufism Dervish Tarika. In the Balkans and East Thrace the European part of Turkey, there are followers in Albania and Kosovo, in North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Bulgaria.[1]

History[change | change source]

Bektashism dates back to the 13th century. The founder was Haji Bektash Veli. It is very close to Alevism.

Membership[change | change source]

Every Person can be a Member of this Tarika.[2]

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