Turkish involvement in Syria
Making enemies
″Angry Indian Goddesses″
Fighting back
Talking Turkey
″What happens on the Bosphorus affects us all″
US presidential election
Ever the aliens

Turkish involvement in Syria

Ankara has invaded Syria to keep Islamic State fighters out of its own territory and prevent Kurdish territorial gains. In Turkey, the dual strategy has not only met with approval: critical voices are growing louder. By Andreas GorzewskiRead more

″Angry Indian Goddesses″

You don′t expect a film about seven young women getting together for a hen-party the night before a wedding to turn out to be a moving political statement concerning equal rights and sexual freedom. But the Indian film ″Angry Indian Goddesses″ is exactly that: a hilarious and entertaining story about seven girls and, at the same time, a bold and loud outcry against sexual harassment and rape – still all too common in India. By Sheila MysorekarRead more

Talking Turkey

The West′s attitude toward Turkey matters. For an outcome that reflects democratic values and is favourable to Western and Turkish interests alike, Western diplomats need to escalate their engagement with Turkey. Essay by Sweden′s former foreign minister, Carl BildtRead more

US presidential election

Donald Trump has sparked a backlash after criticising the parents of a slain Muslim American soldier. It′s another reminder of the challenges faced by Muslims in the US military. By Brandon ConradisRead more

Politics

A damaged window at the police headquarters in Ankara on 18 July 2016 (photo: Reuters/O. Orsal)

Talking Turkey

″What happens on the Bosphorus affects us all″

Turkish tanks rolling towards Jarablus in northern Syria (photo: Reuters)

Turkish involvement in Syria

Making enemies

Pakistan police escort Maliq Ishaq, leader of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi to the High Court in Lahore (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Str)

Pakistan and sectarianism

The enemy within

Amr Adly, non-resident scholar of the Carnegie Middle East Center

Egypt's economic and fiscal crisis

Rescuing the sinking ship

Society

A US soldier stands on his Stryker vehicle as a US military convoy passes into the Czech Republic at Harrachov

US presidential election

Ever the aliens

Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

The Vatican

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All things to all people?

Nather Henafe Alali (photo: private)

Syrian refugee Nather Henafe Alali

″I am the misery of the 21st century″

Sherin Khankan (source: Facebook)

Denmark′s first women-only mosque

Papa, don't preach

Culture

“Angry Indian Goddesses” still (source: YouTube)

″Angry Indian Goddesses″

Fighting back

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

Kurdish film-maker Ali Kemal Cinar

The power of tenacity

View of the exhibition "War on Wall", West Side Gallery, Berlin (photo: Kai Wiedenhofer)

Kai Wiedenhofer′s ″War on Wall″

In your face... and rightly so

"Jihad Selfie" (source: YouTube)

″Jihad Selfie″

No one is born a terrorist