Author: Ulrich von Schwerin

Turkey begins Operation Olive Branch against Afrin in Syria (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/Depo Photos)

Turkey’s Afrin offensive

Wrong, but not unjustified

Khamenei supporters demonstrate their backing for the Supreme Leader and the Islamic Republic (photo: Reuters/Tasnim News Agency)

Protests in Iran

No revolution in sight

Turks hold up a banner bearing the faces of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Fethullah Gulen (photo: Getty Images/AFP/O. Kose)

The restructuring of Turkey

Filling the gap left by Gulen

Turkish author Sabahattin Ali

Sabahattin Ali

"Madonna in a fur coat": Longing for love of a different kind

Iranian cleric walking along a street (photo: Afsson Mohammadpour)

Nepotism in Iran's Islamic Republic

At home with the mullahs

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a speech in front of the presidential palace in Ankara on 17 April 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/B. Ege Gurun)

Turkey post-referendum

Reconciliation – not a chance!

Moria refugee camp on Lesbos (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Europe′s refugee deal with Turkey

The end of the road

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan giving a speech on 5 March 2017 (photo: Reuters)

German-Turkish relations

No real leverage

Mourners during the burial of Rafsanjani on 10.01.2017 in Tehran (photo: Fars News Agency)

Iran following the death of Rafsanjani

On a knife edge

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: picture-alliance/Anadolu Agency/Turkish Presidency)

Erdogan and Turkish foreign policy

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Neo-Ottoman rumblings

Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad (photo: private)

The influence of Iran′s religious foundations

Faith and profit enshrined

French author and translator Mathias Enard (photo: AFP)

Book review: Mathias Enard′s ″Boussole″

In love with the Orient

 Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh (photo: smazmayesh.org)

Interview with Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh

″I oppose the false Muslims″

Putting the finishing touches to Ayatollah Khomeini′s mausoleum south of Tehran (photo: Tasnim)

Cultural policy and architecture in Iran

Far from an Islamist Utopia

Hassan Khomeini (photo: Isna)

Elections in Iran

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Even Khomeini can be disqualified

Author Navid Kermani on 15.09.2014 at a reading in a Koblenz bookshop (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/T. Frey)

Navid Kermani on Christianity

The awe of a loving unbeliever

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