Turkey and the failed coup
God′s gift to Erdogan
Germany and Islam
"Muslims are already German"
France following the attack on Nice
Duty-bound to act
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

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

France following the attack on Nice

Terrorism is a threat to everyone in France. It′s not a case of ″us against them″: such attacks are also putting the future and safety of Muslims in Western societies in jeopardy. A commentary by Barbara WeselRead 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

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

Tanks on the streets of Ankara

Erdogan′s Turkey

Night of terror

Following the attack on Nice: France in shock (photo: Reuters)

France following the attack on Nice

Duty-bound to act

Society

Istanbul University

Freedom of expression in Turkey

Academics on the run

Marriage in Indonesia

Act of bravery

Esra Ozyurek (photo: private)

Germany and Islam

"Muslims are already German"

A Muslim woman studies the Koran

Reforming Islam

Show me the Sharia

Culture

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

Book review: Muhammad Zafzaf′s ″Elusive Fox″

One rule for them

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

Novelist and critic Elias Khoury

The nightmare of reality

Sufi mystic Rumi (photo: dpa/CPA Media)

The filming of Rumi

Everybody's darling

Conductor and music director of the Berlin State Opera, Daniel Barenboim

The Barenboim-Said Academy

Barenboim′s 'new medicine'