Country: Turkey

President of Turkey and ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party chair Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: Getty Images/A. Altan)

Not-so-splendid isolation

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Erdogan's geopolitical nightmare

Statue of Frederick the Great at Zinna Monastery (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Book review: Joseph Croitoru's "Die Deutschen und der Orient"

Between contempt and fascination

Turkish flag flying in a refugee camp (photo: picture-alliance/AP/L. Pitarakis)

Turkey's local elections

Playing ping-pong with the Syrians

Russian President Vladimir Putin (r) approaches to shake hands with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on 23 January 2019 (photo: Reuters/A. Nemenov)

The geopolitics of the Syrian conflict

Getting Erdogan on board

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 acting legends Metin Akpinar and Mujdat Gezen (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/Depo Photos)

Artists in Turkey

Erdogan′s new targets

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Sputnik)

The Kurdish YPG and the future of northeastern Syria

Assad smiles from the sidelines

Islamic scholar Professor Mustafa Ozturk (photo: Atahan Danaci)

Interview with Turkish Islamic scholar Professor Mustafa Ozturk

"Religious groups need to be transparent"

U.S. President Donald Trump gives a speech at the White House in Washington (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Syria withdrawal

A chance for peace?

Turkish author Omur Iklim Demir (photo: Omur Iklim Demir)

Book review: Omur Iklim Demirʹs "Buch der entbehrlichen Gedanken"

Artfully enigmatic

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud takes part in the investorsʹ conference on 28.10.2018 in Riyadh (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The killing of Khashoggi

Letting Mohammed bin Salman off the hook

Ayca Mirac performs at Jazz Schmiede in Dusseldorf, 14 March 2018 (source: Facebook; photo: Michael Weilandt)

Album review: Ayca Miracʹ "Lazjazz"

The magic of the Laz

Turkish sociologist Nilufer Gole (photo: picture-alliance)

Interview with the French-Turkish sociologist Nilufer Gole

Europe's homegrown Turkish ethno-nationalists

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: Reuters/T. Berkin)

Turkey and the Gulen movement

Erdogan seizes the school initiative

Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia (photo: Reuters/Saudi Press Agency)

The Khashoggi aftermath

The inconvenient truth about Saudi Arabia

Panorama of Istanbul (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Syrians forge new lives in Istanbul

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