Author(s): Harun YILDIZ
The Social structure of Anatolia Alawism connects wholly the associations of dede. In fact, the associations that make up the families of dede, have an important place in Alawi culture and tradition. Furthermore the associations give shape to the social and cultural connections of Alawi communities in traditional meaning. The purpose of this article is to examine and investigate the associations of dede in Amasya region that Alawi/Bektashi culture lives actively at the present time with its historical and actual dimensions. In this context, the associations such as Pîrî Baba, Ali Bircivan, Keçeci Baba, Hubyar Sultan, Karadonlu Can Baba, ah brahim Veli, mam R?za, Battal Gazi, Pir Sultan Abdal, Ali Seydî Sultan and Seyyid Selahaddin has been dealt.