Topic: Alevism | Alevi

Symbolic image: Druze men in traditional garb (photo: Jalaa Marey/AFP)

Syria’s restive South

Making the Druze choose

Mount Tomorr, in southwest Albania, site of an annual August pilgrimage believed to bring healing and luck. The festival commemorates Abbas ibn Ali, a Muslim saint who died at the 7th century battle of Karbala (photo: Philipp Breu)

Islam and tolerance

Albania's Bektashi Muslims

Turkish military vehicles advance in northern Syria (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Turkish incursion into northern Syria

You reap what you sow

Attack on CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu in Cubuk, a suburb of Ankara, on 21 April 2019 (photo: DHA)

Attack on opposition leader Kilicdaroglu

Return of the lynch mob in Turkey?

Ataturk flag above Taksim Square in Istanbul (photo: Reuters)

Criticising Erdogan

Don't romanticise the Kemalist legacy!

Singer with the band project "Nishtiman" (photo: youtube)

The Kurdish people

Nishtiman music project: Transcending what divides

Woman during a Farsi language class in Iran (photo: ayaronline)

Mother-tongue instruction in multi-ethnic Iran

Linguistic diversity as opportunity