President Bouteflika and Algeria′s future
The sick man of the Mediterranean
Turkey: interview with Bilgin Ayata
No haven for refugees
Sexualised violence against women
A feminism of new alliances
Turkey′s campaign against the PKK
Siege tactics

President Bouteflika and Algeria′s future

The ongoing struggle for power between Algeria′s president and the country′s secret service may for the time being have been won by Abdelaziz Bouteflika. But the question as to who holds the reins of power in Algeria remains. The president or the omnipresent armed forces? An analysis by Gianni del PantaRead more

Turkey: interview with Bilgin Ayata

Turkey′s military has been leading operations in the east of the country for months. The clashes have cost hundreds of lives so far. Ceyda Nurtsch spoke to Bilgin Ayata, assistant professor of political sociology at Basel University, about the political motivation behind the conflict and its impact on Turkey′s citizensRead more

Sexualised violence against women

When misogyny is permitted to take the anti-Islamic fast lane: a contribution to the debate by Charlotte WiedemannRead more

Turkey′s campaign against the PKK

Hundreds dead, whole districts reduced to rubble. That’s the outcome of Turkey′s military campaign in its south-east. For two months now, the predominantly Kurdish region has been under a curfew imposed by the Turkish army. Tom Stevenson reports from DiyarbakirRead more

Politics

The ailing Algerian president, Abdelaziz (l.) receives the new head of the armed forces, Ahmed Gaid Salah (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

President Bouteflika and Algeria′s future

The sick man of the Mediterranean

The political sociologist Bilgin Ayata (photo: private)

Turkey: interview with Bilgin Ayata

No haven for refugees

House facade pockmarked by bullets in Diyarbakir (photo: Murat Bayram)

Turkey′s campaign against the PKK

Siege tactics

Geneva peace negotiations on the war in Syria (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Coffrini)

Syria and Geneva III

The great pretenders

Society

Professor Milad Karimi (photo: private)

Interview with the Islam scholar Ahmad Milad Karimi

Accessing the Koran

The journalist Charlotte Wiedemann (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Sexualised violence against women

A feminism of new alliances

Avicenna students and scholarship holders (photo: Vincenzo Ferrera)

The Avicenna scholarship programme

Cosmopolitan and female

An Arab guest visits a stand during the Frankfurt Book Fair (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Culture and education in the Islamic world

The lonely Arab crowd

Culture

Elektro Hafiz presents his saz (photo: Face Montana)

Elektro Hafiz

A musical maverick

Woman during a Farsi language class in Iran (photo: ayaronline)

Mother-tongue instruction in multi-ethnic Iran

Linguistic diversity as opportunity

The Sudanese writer Amir Tag Elsir (source: Twitter)

Book review: ″Telepathy″ by Amir Tag Elsir

An author and his doubles

The German writer and Nobel laureate Gunter Grass (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Gambarini)

Yemen: freedom of expression

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The intervention of a Nobel Laureate