The Kurdish people are an ethnic Group inhabiting an area across parts of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria.
According to various estimates around 30 Million Kurds live worldwide, a majority of them in Turkey. Recent emigration took over a Million to Western countries. Around 700,000 of them live in Germany.
Turkey is preparing for local elections this Sunday. A lot is at stake for the president and ruling party. But not everyone is allowed to vote. After opposition parties discovered that even the dead were being called on to vote, 91,000 voters were suspended from the polling list. But some of these so-called "ghost voters" are still very much alive — and they're determined to have their say.
We talk to one of the few photographers who has covered the Yemen war about her experiences and we hear from Kurds in Turkey who are worried they are being barred from voting in this weekend's possibly historic elections — for a pretty strange reason. Plus in Berlin, Tamsin Walker prepares to say farewell to daylight savings time for good.
Iranians, Kurds and others around the world are celebrating the beginning of spring with Nowruz, the Persian New Year festival. In Berlin, two women named Anahita Sadighi and Susana AbdulMajid have brought the 3,000-year-old secular festival to Germany. Reporter Loveday Wright tagged along for a night of Persian culture.
German IS fighters, along with their wives and children, are in the custody of Syrian Kurdish authorities. The end of the IS "caliphate" and US plans to withdraw from Syria have made dealing with these detainees urgent.