Every visitor to Turkey knows them: the whirling dervishes. Their dance symbolizes a peaceful dimension of Islam, Sufism. Faced with the threat of Islamist fundamentalism, it's currently enjoying a renaissance.
Sufism is mystical and ascetic form of Islam practiced by tens of millions of Muslims. But radical Islamists have taken to targeting Sufis in brutal attacks, such as the recent massacre in Egypt.
Behind Turkey's failed July coup lies a power struggle between Erdogan and the shadowy network of his former ally. The intra-Islamic and nationalist power struggle is shaping the future of the country.
By granting Erdogan unlimited powers, Turkey has chosen the same disastrous path that Pakistan took in the 1980s. DW looks at some uncanny similarities between Erdogan's Turkey and Islamist Zia ul-Haq's Pakistan.
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