Around 130,000 soldiers fell in the battle of Gallipoli, in which the Allied Powers joined forces in an attempt to occupy the peninsula

"Gallipoli" by Tolga Örnek

The Birth of Legends and Heroes

Despite everyday adversities, a vibrant theater culture has since developed in Iraq, photo: &copy Theater an der Ruhr

Iraqi Theater

Behind the Backdrop of Terror

A tank in the Iraq war (photo: AP)

Embedded Journalism

When War Feels Like War

Orhan Pamuk (photo:

Orhan Pamuk Picks up German Peace Prize

Following the Intertwined Historical Traces of East and West

Five of the six Osamas (photo: Mahmoud Kaabour)

Mahmoud Kaabour's "Being Osama"

What's in a Name?

Simulation of the Kaaba-like sculture on St Mark's square (photo: AP)

Venice Biennale

Controversy over Kaaba-like Sculpture

photo: Film poster "Crossing The Bridge – The Sound of Istanbul"

Fatih Akin's "Crossing the Bridge"

Grunge, Punk and HipHop on the Bosporus

Guillotines, rolling heads and Jacobin apes – the French revolution as a funfair spectacle (photo: Theater an der Ruhr)

Roberto Ciulli's "Danton's Death"

The French Revolution as a Funfair Spectacle on the Bosporus

photo: Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany

10,000 Years of Art and Culture from Jordan

On the Origins of Human Civilization

Badran's architecture is distinguished by his reinterpreting and changing classical 'Islamic' building commissions - as for example the Palace of Justice in Riyadh

Rasem Badran's Architecture

Building in Context

Aside from Orhan Pamuk and Yasar Kemal, Turkish authors are rarely translated into German, photo: dpa

Turkish Literature in Germany

The Failings of Turkish Intellectuals and Writers

Roya Sadat (photo: Filmhaus Köln)

Afghan Cinema

"We Were Lacking Just about Everything"

exhibition poster

Beirut - Casablanca - Paris

Arab Fashion Scene Is Lively and Creative

Film 'America Abracadabra' by Khairy Bishara (photo:

Arab Cinema

Cinematic Migration to the "West" in Egyptian Film

Samuel Shimon (photo: Larissa Bender)

Samuel Shimon's "An Iraqi in Paris"

A Modern-Day Odysseus on the Way to Hollywood


Seventh Sharjah Biennial

Exploratory Artistic Drilling in the Gulf

photo: filmstill "Head On" by Fatih Akin

Turkish Cinema

Filmmakers' Fear Their Audiences

This year's audience favorite in Nuremberg: "Kebab Connection" by director Anno Saul (photo:

Turkish-German Film Festival

Movies that Mirror Society

Photo: Sylvain Bardoux

Ousmane Sembene's "Moolade"

Opposing Genital Mutilation

A scene from the film "Hejar"

Turkish Cinema

A Nation and Cinema Industry Divided