Turkey and the failed coup
God′s gift to Erdogan
Interview with the Saudi author Alhanoof Aldegheishem
Traces of the unknown
Germany and Islam
"Muslims are already German"
Reforming Islam
Show me the Sharia

Turkey and the failed coup

The military coup in Turkey only strengthens Erdogan's power – and weakens democracy in the country, writes Christiane Schloetzer in her commentaryRead more

Interview with the Saudi author Alhanoof Aldegheishem

The Saudi Arabian dentist Alhanoof Aldegheishem wrote her first novel ″Frāībūrġ. riqqatu l-cuzla″, which roughly translates as ′Freiburg – sweet loneliness′, during a long research residency in Germany. In it, she describes how her own perspective changed and developed through her exposure to a foreign culture and the challenges she faced along the way. Interview by Hussein GaafarRead more

Germany and Islam

Many people these days are asking whether Islam and Muslims belong to Germany. In her recent book "Being German, Becoming Muslim", the Turkish anthropologist Esra Ozyurek provides an answer. Her results are more than clear. Interview by Emran FerozRead more

Gegen eine buchstabengetreue Auslegung des Koran

Reforming Islam

There is violence in the name of Sharia, yet assertions by Muslims that this has nothing to do with genuine Islam seem fated to fall on deaf ears. A contribution to the debate by Cefli AdemiRead more

Politics

Treffen der Außenminister Saudi-Arabien, Türkei, USA und Russland.  Foto: Getty Images

Saudi-Iranian rivalry

And the winner is...

Erdogan supporters on Taksim Square in Istanbul

Putsch aftermath in Turkey

Autocracy or military dictatorship?

Turkish Army Chief of Staff Hulusi Akar with Erdogan (photo: Reuters)

Turkey and the failed coup

God′s gift to Erdogan

Society

"We have to recognise the Judeo-Christian-Islamic nature of European culture," says Angelika Neuwirth, professor of Arabic Studies at Berlin's Freie University (photo: Christoph Jackle/Tubingen University)

Salafism or philology

The scholar's touch

Esra Ozyurek (photo: private)

Germany and Islam

"Muslims are already German"

Istanbul University

Freedom of expression in Turkey

Academics on the run

A Muslim woman studies the Koran

Reforming Islam

Show me the Sharia

Culture

Saudi author Alhanoof Aldegheishem (photo: private)

Interview with the Saudi author Alhanoof Aldegheishem

Traces of the unknown

Lebanese novelist and critic Elias Khoury (photo: imago/ZUMA Press)

Novelist and critic Elias Khoury

The nightmare of reality

Portrait of the Moroccan author Muhammad Zafzaf (source: unknown)

Book review: Muhammad Zafzaf′s ″Elusive Fox″

One rule for them