Country: Turkey

Shia Muslims protest in Pakistan following a terrorist attack in Lahore on 22 January 2014 which killed 24 Shia pilgrims (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Sunni-Shia tension

Islam versus Islam

Phases of the moon – Illustrations by Abu Rayhan al-Biruni (scanned from: Seyyed Hossein Nasr (1976) Islamic Science: An Illustrated Study, World of Islam Festival Publishing Company)

Science and research in the Islamic world

Rebuilding the Muslim House of Wisdom

Massoud Barzani, president of the autonomous region of Kurdistan (photo: Maurizio Gambarini/dpa)

Iraqi Kurdistan in political and economic crisis

Barzani′s sinking ship

The political sociologist Bilgin Ayata (photo: private)

Turkey: interview with Bilgin Ayata

No haven for refugees

House facade pockmarked by bullets in Diyarbakir (photo: Murat Bayram)

Turkey′s campaign against the PKK

Siege tactics

Elektro Hafiz presents his saz (photo: Face Montana)

Elektro Hafiz

A musical maverick

A Muslim in Sanaa reads the Koran (photo: Reuters)

Reforming Islam

Islam′s path to modernity

Palestinian author and publisher Abdel Bari Atwan (photo: picture-alliance/photoshot)

Islamic State

Know your enemy

Turks demonstrate for press freedom (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/T. Stavrakis)

Flouting freedoms in Turkey

Self-censorship thriving

Kurdish singer Helly Luv (photo: Getty Images/Safin Hamed)

Helly Luv: Revolution

Female Kurdish singer rallies the troops

The "Anatolian Jazz Orchestra" (photo: Matthias Martin)

The "Anatolian Jazz Orchestra"

"More feeling than form"

Kurds celebrate the re-taking of Kobani (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/str)

Islamic State

A year of territorial losses

Heads of state convene in Vienna to agree a roadplan aimed at bringing the Syrian civil war to an end (photo: Reuters)

The Middle East

Preserving the Ottoman mosaic

Column of IS vehicles (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

IS and the lessons learnt

Negotiating beyond time and space

The spice bazaar in Istanbul (photo: AP)

″Hasret – Yearning″: Istanbul by Ben Hopkins

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