Hundreds of university teachers in Turkey were dismissed after the failed military coup of July 2016. Entire departments have been incapacitated. Some of the academics are now giving lectures outdoors.
Istanbul university students have been jailed for protesting against Turkish military action in neighboring Syria. Their supporters say the students simply demonstrated constitutionally protected free speech.
In 2013, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Turkey to protest Erdogan’s authoritarian policies. The memory of those days is still present in the current presidential election campaign.
The deadly protests on the Gaza border may have died down, but Moshe Zimmermann doesn't have much hope for peace. He told DW that Israel's government benefits from the situation and called on Germany to be more critical.
Berlin has a dream: the House of One. It's intended to serve Christians, Muslims and Jews alike as a place of prayer and teaching. A fantastic idea, says DW columnist Gero Schliess.
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