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Iranian Peacemakers

The international community does not really expect to read the words ‘peace’ and ‘Iran’ in one sentence, even though peace …

PKK Waves Flag of Islam

Recent comments from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan puzzled groups that have long been allied with his …

War of Words

It is only a fish restaurant, but Memet gasps with surprise when he sees it. “I’ve never seen this in …

Big Brother Erdoğan

Five years ago in Diyarbakır, a Kurdish city built on a volcanic outcrop over a bend in the River Tigris …

Notion of Freedom

Calligraphy has always been a part of the development of written language. Calligraphy by Muslim artists who used the Arab …

Hope for Afghanistan

With the release of a statement this week announcing their plans to set up a political office, the Taliban created …

Killing the Peace

Last week the already fraught peace talks in Afghanistan received a devastating blow with the assassination of Burhanuddin Rabbani, the …