Author: Luise Sammann

Pope Francis releases a white dove outside the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Istanbul, 29 November 2014 (photo: AFP/Getty Images/G. Ozturk)

The papal visit to Turkey

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A message of peace and dialogue

A demonstrator kicks a tear gas canister back to riot police during an anti-government protest in Ankara on 31 May 2014 (photo: Reuters)

Turkey a year after the Gezi protests

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The dream is over

Gezi Park activists in Istanbul (photo: dpa/picture alliance)

Book review: "Taksim is everywhere"

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"This was a social uprising, not simply some demonstration"

Crimean Tatars demonstrate against the possibility of Crimea becoming part of Russia (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Crimean Tatars in Ukraine

Deep-seated fears