Country: Kurdistan

Kurds celebrating Nowruz Festival in Istanbul (photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Kurdistan

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The future of a people: Good Kurd, bad Kurd

ALT-Tags: Members of Diyarbakir′s municipal theatre company (photo: Sonja Galler)

Kurdish artists in Diyarbakir

"No room to breathe anymore"

Kurdish film-maker Ali Kemal Cinar (photo: private)

Kurdish film-maker Ali Kemal Cinar

The power of tenacity

Bachtyar Ali (photo: YouTube)

Book review: Bachtyar Ali′s ″Der letzte Granatapfel″

Buried treasure

Gertrude Bell, historical images from Iraq (source: gemeinfrei; montage: ard.de)

Sykes-Picot and the role of Gertrude Bell

Midwife of the Middle East

Soldiers with surface-to-air missile launcher in the background (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Kurds in Iraq

When hope turns to fear

An LGBT demonstration in Istanbul (photo: Dorian Jones/DW)

The role of the HDP in the Turkish general election

Beacon of hope for women and LGBTs

A sandal rests on the head of a demolished statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad (photo: AP)

Interview with Iraqi political scientist Ghassan Al-Attiyah

A nation torn apart

President Erdogan attends the Turkish International Ceremony at Mehmetcik Abidesi Martyrs Memorial to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign, 24 April 2015 (photo: Getty Iamges/ C. Koall)

Rapprochement between Erdogan and the Turkish Army

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Short-term tactic or long-term strategy?

The first two editions of the women's magazine "Zhin" (photo: DW/O. Greenway)

Women's magazine "Zhin" in Iraqi Kurdistan

Challenging traditions

Zara Faris (photo: private)

Interview with Zara Faris

"Feminism is about stereotypes on how women should live"

The Kurdish widow of one of the many YPG fighters killed in Kobani wails as they take her husband's body away to be buried, Suruc, Turkey, October 2014 (photo: Furkan Temir)

Inside Kobani

The political game and the humanitarian crisis

Syrian refugees get water from a member of the Turkish Red Crescent at the Turkish border (photo: Reuters/Murad Sez)

Syrian refugees in Turkey

Time for Turkey's allies to rally round

Peshmerga fighters in Iraq (photo: Reuters)

The Peshmerga fight against IS militia

An unpredictable enemy

Performance of the Kurdish play "The Pains of Language" in Berlin (photo: Jillian Hoppe)

The Kurdish theatre company Teatra Si

Out of the cellars and onto the stage

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