Country: Turkey

Turkish soaps conquer the Arab world. "1001 Nights" is one of the Turkish dizis (photo: Tmc Film)

Turkey's handle on soft power

Hit TV series from Turkey conquer the Arab world

Protesters move away as Turkish police officers intervene during a demonstration in support of Bogazici University students, at Kadikoy in Istanbul, 1 April 2021 (photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP)

Turkish graduates in Europe

Turkey's best and brightest flee in brain drain

Shepherds in Raqqa in 2017 (photo: Chris Huby/Le Pictorium/imago images)

Syrian conflict

How climate change paved the way to war in Syria

Bicycle parked along a track on the Sufi Trail (photo: Marian Brehmer)

The Sufi Trail

Anatolia through the eyes of a pilgrim

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Riyadh, 24 March 2021 (photo: BANDAR AL-JALOUD/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP)

China in the Middle East

Beijing's new charm offensive

Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking to supporters in Ankara, 24 March 2021 (photo: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images)

Political turbulence in Turkey

Turkey's President Erdogan under pressure

USA Atlanta Prinzessin Basmah Bint Saud; Foto: Getty Images/M.Ingram

Saudi Arabia, MbS and dissent

Who’s afraid of Princess Basmah?

Symbolic image: femicide in Turkey (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Pimentel)

Turkey's femicide problem

"It was suicide!" – a state-sanctioned cover-up?

Ayse Gerner (photo: private)

Muslim marriage, Muslim divorce – and the wider family

"Problems are often dealt with collectively"

Fatma Aliye on Turkey's new 50 lira bank note

International Women's Day

Fatma Aliye, pioneering women's rights under the Ottomans

Archive photo: The then Vice President Joe Biden (l) attends a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington, 31 March 2016 (photo: Reuters/J. Roberts)

Joe Biden and U.S. policy on Turkey

No more special privileges for Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Man drinking raki in an Istanbul meyhane (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/T. Beyoglu)

Erdogan, Islam and alcohol

Last call for Istanbul's meyhane bar culture?

Turkish military in Tajoura, southeast of Tripoli, November 2020

Turkey seeks its role in the Middle East

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's foreign policy rethink

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