Author: Ulrich von Schwerin

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: Reuters/T. Berkin)

Turkey and the Gulen movement

Erdogan seizes the school initiative

Erdogan supporter at an election rally in Istanbul on 24 June 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

After the elections in Turkey

There may be trouble ahead

Turkish soldiers at a checkpoint between Mardin and Cizre (photo: Reuters/Sertar Kayar)

Electioneering in Turkish Kurdistan

Masters of the blame game

Cover of Can Mereyʹs "Der ewige Gast. Wie mein tuerkischer Vater versuchte, Deutscher zu werden" – The Eternal Guest. How My Turkish Father Tried to Become German (published in German by Blessing)

Germanyʹs Turkish migrants

The need to be somebody

Demonstration in Tehran against the USA following Americaʹs withdrawal from the nuclear agreement (photo: Reuters)

Deal drop triggers power struggle in Iran

Trump gifts the hawks of Tehran

Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen at his house in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania (photo: Reuters/C. Mostoller)

The Gulen movement and the failed coup in Turkey

Harmless is not the word

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

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