Turkey′s campaign against the PKK
Siege tactics
Mother-tongue instruction in multi-ethnic Iran
Linguistic diversity as opportunity
Culture and education in the Islamic world
The lonely Arab crowd
Elektro Hafiz
A musical maverick

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

Mother-tongue instruction in multi-ethnic Iran

Iran is a state of many ethnicities where over a dozen languages are spoken, including, among others, Persian, Baluchi, Luri, Arabic, and Turkish. Unfortunately, the country’s education policy does not take account of this linguistic diversity. By Manutschehr AmirpurRead more

Culture and education in the Islamic world

The cultural and educational turbulence within the Arab world is due – at least in part – to the absence of a contemporary home-grown intellectual tradition capable of providing societies with an inner compass based on local values and modern perspectives. An essay by Sami MahroumRead more

Elektro Hafiz

His sound may be a mix of psychedelic, arabesque and rock but, behind the anarchic facade, all "Elektro Hafiz" wants to do is touch people with his music. Ceyda Nurtsch on a musical maverick who constantly reinvents himself while remaining true to his Turkish rootsRead more

Politics

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

The Egyptian intellectual and former opposition leader Amr Hamzawy during an election rally for his liberal party in December 2012 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with Amr Hamzawy

"Egyptians fear for their security"

The Egyptian author Mansoura Ez-Eldin (photo: Arian Fariborz)

The Egyptian Revolution five years on

Ghosts of the uprising

Society

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

The Jordanian political scientist Mohammad Abu Rumman (photo: Günther Orth)

Fighting jihadism

The fatal attraction of IS

Syrian refugees demonstrate against sexism in Cologne (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Cologne and sexualised violence worldwide

The groper in my home

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