European Court of Human Rights has rejected to oblige the religion course in schools in Turkey as the ruling AKP government decided
The AKP government had stated in the plea that there was no obligatory religion courses in Turkey and a course on Alevis can be regulated if the Alevi community wanted to. In the verdict on 16 Sep, 2014, ECHR the education system does not guarantee the religious and philosophical beliefs of Turkish people. The court also asked the government to regulate a system ensuring to be exempt from religious courses without the exposure of beliefs.
ECHR has referred to this problem of Turkey as structural. The court also recognized the mosques of Alevis (Cemevi in Turkish) as sanctuary, condemning the government for discriminating the Alevi community in Turkey.