Author: Ulrich von Schwerin

Protests in Istanbul against the oppression of Uighurs in China (photo: Getty Images/AFP/O. Kose)

Chinaʹs oppression of the Uighurs

Save our Turkic brothers, Mr. President!

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: DHA/C. Erok)

Local elections in Turkey

Erdogan's allure is fading

Militia supporter in Syria burns an IS flag in Raqqa (photo: picture-alliance/AP/dpa)

The end of the "Islamic State"

Entering a new chapter in Syria

Sun behind the minarets of Istanbul (photo: dpa)

Book review: Bettany Hughes' "Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities"

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Cementing the Orientalist legacy

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

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