Country: Turkey

Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Maurus Reinkowski (photo: private)

Turkey – past, present and future

After Erdogan, what then?

Translations of the Koran in different languages (source: gloqur.de)

The Global Qur'an

Searching the suras

Whirling dervishes of the Mevlevi order perform during a Sheb-i Arus ceremony in Konya, central Turkey on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. Every December the Anatolian city hosts a series of events to commemorate the death of 13th century Islamic scholar, poet and Sufi mystic Jalaladdin Rumi (photo: AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Whirling dervishes honour Rumi

Bulgarian Pomak bride Nefie Eminkova in her wedding finery and special make-up (photo: Nikolay Doychinov/AFP)

Bulgaria's Muslim minority

Bulgarian Pomaks keep traditional wedding rite alive

Ilker Kilic, left, as Mordo, and Asude Kalebek as Rasel in "The Club" (source: Netflix)

Jews in Turkey

Netflix' "The Club" and Istanbul’s difficult past

Amal, a giant puppet of a young Syrian refugee girl searching for her mother, travelled 8,000 km across Europe, from Turkey to the UK, to draw attention to the plight of refugees. She is seen here shaking actor Jude Law's hand in Folkstone, England (photo: Glyn KIRK/AFP)

Best of Qantara.de 2021

Top ten most-read articles on Qantara.de

After extreme drought not much is left of Syria's West Lake, once an important reservoir (photo: Daniela Sala/DW)

Arab world

Conflict and climate change drive Syria's water crisis

Preparing Medicine from Honey: Arabic translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides, 1224 CE. Calligrapher: ‘Abdullah ibn al-Fadl. Iraq (source: The Met https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/451400; Public Domain)

"The Book of Charlatans"

Mediaeval Syria's answer to Mark Twain

Hills in Cappadocia, Turkey (photo: Sugato Mukherjee)

Turkey's Cappadocia – a truly fairytale landscape

Participants at the Turkey-Africa summit held in Ankara on 17 December 2021 (photo: Shadati/Xinhua/imago images)

Turkey-Africa summit

Erdogan scores "Made in Turkey" points

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (left), in talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right), Ankara, 24 November 2021 (photo: Ali Balikci/AA/picture-alliance)

Turkey

Erdogan's search for partners in the Middle East

Assad meets Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan (photo: SANA/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Syria and the Arab world

Assad's return to the fold

Benjamin Idriz is imam of the Islamic community in Penzberg and chairman of the "Munich Forum for Islam" (photo: Astrid Schmidhuber/imago images)

Islam in Germany

Imam Idriz – "We need to allow controversial discussion"

Protest against femicide and violence against women in Istanbul (in March): Increase in murders.

Murder of women in Turkey

Femicide requires harsher sentencing

Turkey's Nation Alliance opposition leaders: Republican People's Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kilicdaroglu (left) and populist Good Party (IYI) chair Meral Aksener (photo: DHA)

Turkey

Joint Kurdish plan? Turkish opposition hope for election boost

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