Topic: Democracy and civil society

Supporters of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) celebrate in front of the election co-ordination centre of their mayoral candidate Ekrem Imamoglu in Istanbul, Turkey, 23 June 2019 (photo: Reuters/C. Alkaya)

The Kemalist CHP and the Kurdish HDP

Decision time for Turkeyʹs opposition

Protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid to run for a fifth term (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Algeria after the postponed elections

The closing window for change

Erdogan supporters celebrate the end of the failed coup attempt, Taksim Square, Istanbul, July 2015 (photo: picture-alliance)

Third anniversary of the attempted coup in Turkey

"A gift from Allah" for Erdogan

Alaa Salah stands on top of a car addressing protesters (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Sudan: From protests to power struggle

Thousands of Sudanese celebrate the agreement between the opposition and the military council in Khartoum (photo: Reuters/U. Bektas)

Sudanese opposition and military council in agreement

Sudanʹs first steps towards democracy?

BJP supporters in New Delhi celebrate Modi's victory (photo: DW)

Right-wing populism

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Modi won – but did India?

Iraqis celebrate the re-opening of the Green Zone, home to government buildings and Western embassies, on 10 December 2018 in the capital Baghdad (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Al-Rubaye)

Iraq post-Islamic State

Baghdadʹs new era of freedom

Representatives of Algerian civil society organisations meet for a National Conference of Civil Society on 15 June 2019 in Algiers (photo: Nourredine Bessadi)

Civil society and democratic transition in Algeria

Algerian activists demand a place at the table

Protest in Tunis in spring 2012 against the conservative Islamic Ennahda party (photo: Aya Chebbi)

Women's rights in the Middle East

Feminists in Tunisia claim civic space

French President Emmanuel Macron gives a speech on 25.04.2019 in Paris (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Franceʹs new Mediterranean initiative

A G10 summit marked by pragmatism

CHP campaign event in the run-up to the Istanbul mayoral elections (photo: Mariam Brehmer)

Mayoral election re-run in Turkey

Istanbul's Imamoglu has a plan

Symbolic image of ʹthe civil versus the militaryʹ: a man protests against the referendum on the constitution in front of a statue of former general Abdel Moneim Riad, in Cairo, Egypt (photo: Reuters)

Military dictatorships in the Middle East

The real enemies of the Arab Spring

Emirati activist Ahmed Mansoor, currently imprisoned (screenshot: YouTube)

Political activism in the Gulf

The UAEʹs policy of zero tolerance

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Social utopia on the Nile?

Sisiʹs new breed of Egyptians

Street hawkers selling Kurdistan flags in northern Iraq prior to the referendum in August 2014 (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

The uncertain future of Kurdish autonomy

What next for Iraqʹs Kurds?

Berlinʹs Binooki publishers Inci Burhaniye (left) and Selma Wels in 2012 (photo: Barbara Dietl)

Berlinʹs Binooki publishing house

Cultural rapprochement hamstrung by Erdogan

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