Topic: Democracy and civil society

Emine Ocak, a member of Saturday Mothers Turkish group is detained by Turkish female riot police during a demonstration on 25 August 2018 in Istanbul (photo: Getty Images/AFP/H. Tunc)

State repression in Turkey

Tear gas for grieving Saturday Mothers

Ilham Ahmed and Riad Darar, co-chairs of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), are seen during its third meeting in Tabqa, Syria, 16 July 2018. (photo: Reuters/Rodi Said)

Assad and the future of northern Syria

Syriaʹs Kurds hold the cards

Souad Abderrahim, a candidate of the Islamist Ennahda party celebrates after being elected mayor of the city of Tunis on 3 July 2018. She is the first Tunisian woman to hold the post (photo: REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi)

Tunisʹ first female mayor

Abderrahim runs the gauntlet for Tunisian women

Mask-wearing Modi supporters celebrate four years in power (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Kiran)

The BJP’s grand plan

Is ethnic cleansing coming to India?

Education without Borders Sudan's "Cool School" campaign (source: Facebook; Education without Borders Sudan)

Civil society in Africa

Sudan′s young people roll up their sleeves

People attending a Sulha Peace Project meeting in January 2018 (photo: Yoav Peck)

The Sulha Peace Project

Listening for peace

Pakistani women voters queuing to cast votes in municipal elections, Karachi, 6 October 2005 (photo: AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Parliamentary elections in Pakistan

Closing Pakistan's electoral gender gap

A man stands beside portraits of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and members of his family (photo: EPA/Shahzaib Akber)

Parliamentary elections in Pakistan

Who will prevail?

Amr Gharbeia, technology and human rights officer with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (photo: DW)

Egypt’s new cybercrime law

What Sisi sees

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Turkeyʹs new constitution

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan, twenty-first century Sultan

Unity in Diversity demonstration in Jakarta on 19 November 2016 (photo: Reuters)

Islam and democracy

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What the Arab world can learn from Indonesia

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

The food of Greece and Turkey is very similar. Nevertheless, bilingual signs are still a rarity (photo: DW/Florian Schmitz)

Exiled Turks in Greece

Bridge-building in 'enemy country'

Results of presidential and parliamentary elections being followed by Turkish opposition supporters at the Republican People's Party (CHP) headquarters in Ankara, Turkey on 24 June 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AA/O. Elif Kizil)

Turkeyʹs election results

Erdogan and the three-way split

The Moroccan prime minister Saad Eddine El-Othmani with his cabinet (photo: Reuters)

Morocco's power struggle

Loyalty over competence

ALT_Tags: Iranian fans at the FIFA World Cup (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Iran at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Battling on several fronts

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