Country: Turkey

″The Secret Handshake″

An Iranian and an Israeli band tour together

The spice bazaar in Istanbul (photo: AP)

″Hasret – Yearning″: Istanbul by Ben Hopkins

Civilians flee Assad's bombs in Aleppo (photo: Reuters)

Chronicle of a war foretold

Redefining the "Syrian" conflict

Erdogan talks to the crowds after dawn prayers at Eyup Sultan Mosque in Istanbul on 2 November 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/AA/Turkish Presidency/Y. Bulbul

Turkish general election

Erdogan′s second chance

Erdogan′s supporters in Ankara celebrate the AKP′s victory (photo: Reuters)

Turkey′s general election

"The AKP's nationalist strategy has paid off"

Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: imago/Belga)

Turkey′s general election

Peace a top priority

Mass gathering to commemorate bomb blast victims in Ankara (photo: Reuters/U. Bektas)

Turkey's general election

Overshadowed by violence and political polarisation

The Turkish Roma musician Ayhan Kucukboyaci (photo: Ceyda Nurtsch)

Interview with the Turkish Roma musician ″Balik″ Ayhan Kucukboyaci

″We Roma are more than just entertainers″

A blood-stained flag at the Ankara bomb site (photo: Getty Images/G. Tan)

The Ankara bombing

Presaging the end of the Turkish Republic?

Women with prams in Travemunde, Germany (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Brandt)

Misogynists unite?

Women, Islam and Germany's modern society

Abdullah Gul, Turkey's former president (photo: AFP/Getty Images/A. Kisbenede)

Turkey's general election

Abdullah Gul′s choice

A Syrian woman in Aleppo flees an air raid by Assad′s regime (photo: Khaled Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

The global risks of an imploding Middle East

A region in flames

Logo of the NGO ″Beyond Istanbul″ (Source: ″Beyond Istanbul″)

Anti-construction protests in Turkey

″Reclaim Istanbul!″ – policy vs. architecture

A Syrian refugee in Berlin with an Angela Merkel placard (photo: DW/S. Amri)

The Arab view of the European refugee crisis

Ludicrous squabbling

Illustration from the "Thousand and One Nights": the virgin Scheherazade tells King Shariyar stories to save her own life (photo: picture-alliance/akg-images)

Goethe′s fascination with the "Thousand and One Nights"

Mephistopheles spoke; Scheherazade beguiled

The French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Refugee crisis in Europe

The price of European indifference