Country: Turkey

Prayer hall inside Duisburg′s Merkez Mosque on ″Open Mosque Day″ (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Skolimowska)

The Reform Islam debate

Islam doesn′t need a Martin Luther!

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

Sykes-Picot and the role of Gertrude Bell

Midwife of the Middle East

Baris Uygur, Turkish author and publisher of the satirical magazine Uykusuz (photo: Binooki publishers)

Interview with the Turkish author Baris Uygur

"Even we're lost for words sometimes"

How much should the Koran influence our country's laws (source: Pew Research Center)

Pew Research Center: Islam and national laws in the Muslim world

Sufi Muslim praying in the Bahaduria Sufi Mosque in Kabul (photo: SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Combating violent extremism

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Could Sufi Islam be the cure-all?

Residents behind the military blockade preventing access to Sur in Diyarbakir (photo: Reuters/S. Kayar)

Diyarbakir and the Turkish military offensive

The spoils of urban warfare

Supporters of women′s rights demonstrate in Ankara against Turkey′s ban on abortions (photo: AP)

Feminists in Turkey

Looking to big sister

A Yemeni man grieves for his relatives following an airstrike on a residential district in Sanaa (photo: Reuters/M. al-Sayaghi)

Global strategies in the war on terror

Eliminate the breeding grounds

"Je suis Bruxelles" - "I am Brussels": outpouring of grief and solidarity following the terrorist attacks in Brussels on 22 March 2016

Terrorist attacks in Brussels

A clash of what?

Men squat in the rubble of destroyed houses in Cizre (photo: DW)

Turkey and the Kurdish conflict

The desolation of Cizre

Geographical divisions in the Middle East according to the Sykes-Picot agreement following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire (source: British Library)

The crisis of the Arab nation state

Reconstructed reality

Refugee in Idomeni (photo: Reuters/S. Nenov)

EU-Turkey deal

The alternative is Idomeni

Zaman employees gather during a protest outside the editorial office in Istanbul on 4 March 2016 (photo: Reuters/Zaman/K. Bayhan)

Turkey′s media crackdown

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No freedom. No press.

Protests against the storming and state takeover of the Turkish newspaper ″Zaman″ in Istanbul (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Suna)

Interview with Yasar Aydin on press freedom in Turkey

Repression reaches new heights

Shia Muslims protest in Pakistan following a terrorist attack in Lahore on 22 January 2014 which killed 24 Shia pilgrims (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Sunni-Shia tension

Islam versus Islam

Phases of the moon – Illustrations by Abu Rayhan al-Biruni (scanned from: Seyyed Hossein Nasr (1976) Islamic Science: An Illustrated Study, World of Islam Festival Publishing Company)

Science and research in the Islamic world

Rebuilding the Muslim House of Wisdom

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