Interview with the political scientist Baskin Oran
Erdogan's freedom of speech
Book review: Sayed Kashua′s ″Native″
His family′s grace
The reconquest of Fallujah
The serpent′s head
Fasting during Ramadan
Too much of a good thing

Interview with the Turkish political scientist Baskin Oran

In April President Erdogan called a group of academics that dared criticise the Turkish security forces′ offensive against Kurdish rebels ″vile″ and ″nauseating″. One of them, the political scientist Baskin Oran, is seeing the Turkish President – for slander. Interview by Selcuk CaydiRead more

Sayed Kashua′s ″Native: Dispatches from a Palestinian-Israeli Life″

Reading Sayed Kashua′s "Native: Dispatches from a Palestinian-Israeli Life" is like binge-watching a laugh-out-loud, buffoonish TV sitcom that offers surprisingly astute social criticism. A review by Marcia Lynx QualeyRead more

The reconquest of Fallujah

Last week Iraq′s prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, announced victory over the "Islamic State" terror militia in Fallujah and the liberation of the city. But following the advance of government forces into the centre of the western Iraqi IS stronghold, the refugee crisis in the region is worsening. The mass exodus from Fallujah continues, with people still leaving in their thousands. By Birgit SvenssonRead more

Fasting during Ramadan

Ramadan is like Islam as a whole: from a distance, people are scared of it. But close up, it′s wonderful. If only it weren′t for an uncomprehending majority on one side, and the pious hard-core fasters on the other. By Anja HilscherRead more

Politics

Turkish political scientist Baskin Oran (photo: Imago/Le Pictorium)

Interview with the Turkish political scientist Baskin Oran

Erdogan's freedom of speech

PKK militants in Diyabarkir (photo: STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

The Turkish-Kurdish conflict

Friend and foe

Brexit flags in Ramsgate (photo: Getty Images/AFP/C. J. Ratcliffe)

The not-so-United Kingdom

A potentially sticky wicket

The Iraqi army enters Fallujah (photo: Reuters/A. Al-Marjani)

The reconquest of Fallujah

The serpent′s head

Society

Screenshot of ″Hallo... Jeddah″ trailer produced by the commercial channel Attessia with caricatures of Ben Ali (right), the impressionist Migalo and presenter Mekki Helal

Tunisian TV

Look who's coming to dinner!

Symbolic image of Ramadan (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/N. Mounzer)

Fasting during Ramadan

Too much of a good thing

Homophobic graffiti on a house wall (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Nimani)

Islam and homophobia

The hatred on our doorstep

Culture

Palestinian-Israeli author Sayed Kashua (photo: picture-alliance/Leemage)

Sayed Kashua′s ″Native: Dispatches from a Palestinian-Israeli Life″

His family′s grace

Author Shumona Sinha, winner of the International Literature Prize (photo: DW/S. Peschel)

Interview with French-Indian author Shumona Sinha

″Looking for the truth″

Human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar a.k.a. The Muslim Guy (photo: private)

Arsalan Iftikhar is the Muslim Guy

″Scapegoats: How Islamophobia helps our enemies and threatens our freedoms″

Bachtyar Ali (photo: YouTube)

Book review: Bachtyar Ali′s ″Der letzte Granatapfel″

Buried treasure