January 27, 2017

STEREOTYPING the world of Islam is a fruitless task; such is its internal diversity.

Sectarian conflict is tearing Muslim populations apart in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. While some Muslims pursue a vision of a forward-thinking, rationalist faith, others look back...

July 27, 2016

After the confusing coup attempt in Turkey the situation of that country remains fluid and unpredictable.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Turkish president and, although unaffiliated with it by constitutional requirement, the unquestioned leader of the ‘Islamic’ Justice and D...

November 4, 2015

Heritage watchers are waiting to see whether Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Minister, Yalcin Topcu, who has called for the reopening of basilica-turned-mosque-turned-museum Hagia Sophia as a mosque, has retained his job.

Topcu, an independent, was given the interim post i...

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