Countdown to Turkeyʹs local elections
Thank God for tomatoes!
Authoritarian rule in the Arab world
Nurturing the Arabellion phoenix
Hassan Faziliʹs "Midnight Traveler"
That our voices wonʹt be silenced
Women in Turkey
The headscarf is slipping

Countdown to Turkeyʹs local elections

The AKP is currying favour with the electorate using religion and cheap vegetables. At the same time, it is attempting to suppress any news that might cause unrest among party supporters. By Bulent MumayRead more

Authoritarian rule in the Arab world

The restoration of authoritarianism after the turmoil of 2010/11 lured some analysts into drawing the over-hasty conclusion that the Arab Spring had been doomed to failure from the start, because the citizens of these countries lacked political maturity and a real desire for change. A miscalculation, argues Emad Alali in his essayRead more

Berlinale 2019: Hassan Faziliʹs "Midnight Traveler"

Threatened with death by the Taliban, director Hassan Fazili fled to Europe with his family, filming their odyssey on his mobile phone. Itʹs not the first time that the refugee trek to Europe has been documented, yet the result is a film that not only serves as a political chronicle of our time, but is also a work of art. By Rene WildangelRead more

Women in Turkey

Not long ago women in Turkey fought to cover their hair, yet now it seems the headscarf has fallen out of favour. Seventeen years into Erdoganʹs rule, some things are floundering – including the assumption that Turkish society is becoming increasingly conservative. By Christiane SchlotzerRead more

Politics

President Erdogan attends an AKP election campaign event in the Turkish province of Corum on 12 February 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/AA/C. Oksuz)

Countdown to Turkeyʹs local elections

Thank God for tomatoes!

Demonstrator protesting against the Mubarak regime on Tahrir Square in Cairo in 2011 (photo: AFP)

Authoritarian rule in the Arab world

Nurturing the Arabellion phoenix

President of Turkey and ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party chair Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: Getty Images/A. Altan)

Not-so-splendid isolation

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Erdogan's geopolitical nightmare

The Taliban at the Moscow talks on 09.11.2019 (photo: picture-alliance/Sputnik/Astapkovich/dpa)

Negotiating peace with the Taliban

Any deal will do

Society

Information leaflets: Police in Lower Saxony are seeking to attract more migrants (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/H. Hollemann)

Migrants and Germany's labour shortage

The tightrope between prospects and prejudice

Students chatting in Istanbul (photo: picture-alliance/jtimage/B. Juettner)

Women in Turkey

The headscarf is slipping

Women protesting in Kabul (photo: DW/H. Sirat)

Peace talks with the Taliban

Where are Afghanistan's women?

Beer from the mostly Christian village of Taybeh in the West Bank (photo: picture-alliance/Nur Photo/M. Alhaj)

Beer from the Holy Land

Kosher and halal

Culture

Still from Hassan Faziliʹs "Midnight Traveler" (source: IMDb.com)

Berlinale 2019: Hassan Faziliʹs "Midnight Traveler"

That our voices wonʹt be silenced

Still from "Khartoum Offside" (photo: Marwa Zein/Berlinale)

Berlinale 2019: Marwa Zein's "Khartoum Offside"

Football, film and freedom in Sudan

German actress, film-maker and author Aryam Zaree (photo: Stefan Kluter)

Berlinale 2019: "Born in Evin"

Confronting a very personal trauma

Trailer of Florian Kunertʹs "Fortschritt im Tal der Ahnungslosen" (source: YouTube)

Berlinale 2019: "Fortschritt im Tal der Ahnungslosen"

Questing for a lost homeland