Mehves Lelic

Inside Europe’s Mystical Sufi Lodges, Part VI: Gjirokaster

  Mehves Lelic is a professional photographer and writer from Istanbul. She is traveling throughout Eastern Europe to shed light on the history and everyday life of the Bektashis, an Islamic religious order that has faced persecution and extreme challenges ...

Inside Europe’s Mystical Sufi Lodges, Part V: Connecting the Dots

Mehves Lelic is a professional photographer and writer from Istanbul. She is traveling throughout Eastern Europe to shed light on the history and everyday life of the Bektashis, an Islamic religious order that has faced persecution and extreme challenges throughout ...

Inside Europe’s Mystical Sufi Lodges, Part IV: Albania

Mehves Lelic is a professional photographer and writer from Istanbul. She is traveling throughout Eastern Europe to shed light on the history and everyday life of the Bektashis, an Islamic religious order that has faced persecution and extreme challenges throughout ...

Inside Europe’s Mystical Sufi Lodges, Part III: Kosovo

Mehves Lelic is a professional photographer and writer from Istanbul. She is traveling throughout Eastern Europe to shed light on the history and everyday life of the Bektashis, an Islamic religious order that has faced persecution and extreme challenges throughout ...

Inside Europe’s Mystical Sufi Lodges, Part II: Tetovo, Macedonia

Mehves Lelic is a professional photographer and writer from Istanbul. She is traveling throughout Eastern Europe to shed light on the history and everyday life of the Bektashis, an Islamic religious order that has faced persecution and extreme challenges throughout ...

Inside Europe’s Mystical Sufi Lodges

In the remote mountains of Albania, followers of a mystical Sufi order are reemerging from the shadows of communism—and inviting the world in. National Geographic Young Explorers Grantee Mehves Lelic reports in words and photos. Days With Derwish On ...