Freedom of speech in Turkey
Journalists under siege
Rebetiko between East and West
Melancholy makes a comeback
Kemal Kiliçdaroğlu's "Justice March"
Turkey's emboldened opposition
Islamic State
Down but not necessarily out

Freedom of speech in Turkey

A tragedy is slowly unfolding in Turkey. Since the failed coup attempt in 2016, more than 120 journalists have been arrested. "It's time we speak out for them," say the journalists from Al Jazeera who were imprisoned in Egypt. By Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher MohamedRead more

Rebetiko between East and West

The music traces its origins back to a refugee tragedy and is a melange of Orient and Occident. The Greek blues known as rebetiko has experienced a comeback since the country's economic crisis. Mey Dudin reports from AthensRead more

Kemal Kiliçdaroğlu's "Justice March"

In Turkey, where President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's government has been working to centralise political power, opposition parties have lately had few reasons to be optimistic. This month's massive rally in Istanbul was a rare exception. By Sinan ÜlgenRead more

Islamic State

With Mosul and Raqqa retaken, the fate of Islamic State's territorial caliphate is sealed. Yet Loay Mudhoon says that's no reason to give the all clear, as IS is nothing more than a symptom of a crisis of statehoodRead more

Politics

Cumhuriyet employees protest at the imprisonment of journalists on 24 July 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/L. Pitarakis)

Freedom of speech in Turkey

Journalists under siege

Kemal Kiliçdaroğlu and his wife during a rally along the route of the "Justice March" (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Kemal Kiliçdaroğlu's "Justice March"

Turkey's emboldened opposition

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (centre) holds an Iraqi flag as he announces victory over Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq, 10 July 2017 (Reuters)

Islamic State

Down but not necessarily out

Supporters of the "Hirak El-Shaabi" (Popular Movement) in Al-Hoceima demonstrating against the imprisonment of their leader in June 2017 (photo: Reuters)

The "Hirak El-Shaabi" protest movement in Morocco

The uprising of the marginalised

Society

Cannabis cultivation in the Larache region of Morocco (photo: DW)

Attempts to decriminalise hashish in the Arab world

To legalise or not to legalise

Supporters of the Kurdish football club Amedspor celebrate after their team scores a goal (photo: Fatma Çelik)

The Kurdish football club Amedspor

"Disciplinary measures are unfortunately part of our team identity"

Professor Ednan Aslan, professor for Islamic religious education theory at the Faculty of Philosophy and Educational Sciences at the University of Vienna (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Controversial study about Muslim kindergartens in Vienna

The unwelcome glare of publicity

Author and journalist Wolfgang Bauer (photo: Wikimedia Commons, Schelm)

Non-fiction: ″Stolen Girls″ by Wolfgang Bauer

What hides in the woods

Culture

Rebetiko performance by singer Manolis Dimitrianakis in the Hamam Club, Petralona, Athens (photo: Mey Dudin)

Rebetiko between East and West

Melancholy makes a comeback

Egyptian film-maker Mohamed Rashad (photo: Goethe-Institut Cairo/Hasan Amin)

Interview with Egyptian film director Mohamed Rashad

A homage to life

The kick-off event for "Wiki Gender" at the Goethe-Institut in Cairo (Goethe-Institut Cairo/Roger Anis)

"Wiki Gender"

The first Arabic online lexicon for gender issues

Canadian Nigerian singer-songwriter Sonia Aimy (photo: soniaaimy.com)

Album review: Sonia Aimy's "Nigerian Spirit"

The voice of defiance