Country: Turkey

Symbolic image: child marriage (image: Christoph Hardt/Future Image/Imago)

Forced marriage in Turkey

Turkish state fails child bride in sect marriage

Mehmet Celebi in the cemevi attached to his house (photo: Rainer Hermann)

Turkish music

Fighting for freedom with the lute, not the sword

Vladimir Putin (left) and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan smile broadly as they greet each other at a meeting in Tehran in 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AA/R. Aydogan)

Turkey-Syria-Russia relations

Is Erdogan planning a deal with Assad?

The full moon rises over the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque and Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, 14 July 2022 (photo: Ali Atmaca/Andalou Agency)

Turkey

A 100-year-old democracy with ups and downs

A woman at the World Cup in Qatar with the word Iran and dark red tears painted on her face (photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images)

Best of Qantara.de 2022

Our readers' favourite articles this year

Part of the album cover of "Anadolu Ejderi" by Gaye Su Akyol (source: Glitterbeat)

Album review: "Anadolu Ejderi" by Gaye Su Akyol

Letting the dragon roar!

Demonstrators in Iran give the victory sign (photo: abaca/picture-alliance)

Protests in Iran

Rethinking Sharia and democracy

A bearded man walks past a Turkish flag (photo: Aris Messins/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkey

AKP under scrutiny for ties to ultraconservative Islamic community

Waiter holds a tray of Syrian dishes in a restaurant in Istanbul (photo: Volkan Kisa)

Istanbul's migrant culture

Turkey's megacity is no melting pot

Blurred family group seen through a wire fence: a man holds a mobile to his ear, his wife wears a headscarf, two children drink from juice boxes. In the upper foreground is a line of washing (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Migrating to Germany

Turks up sticks as prospects worsen at home

Cover of Dincer Gucyeter's "Unser Deutschlandmaerchen" published in German (poto: Mikrotext)

Our German fairytale

Reality, crueller than fiction

Turkish fighter jets have been flying attacks against Kurdish positions in northern Iraq and northern Syria for days (photo: Eren Bozkurt/AA/picture alliance)

Turkey, Iran – and Iraq's Kurds

Days of reckoning

Redacted newspaper with only the words "Tayyip Erdogan" visible (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Turkey’s new media law

Censorship by any other name

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