For years, Istanbul stood for a liberal Turkey. Now, the country is changing and also affecting the lives of Turks in Germany. A Cologne theatre production tells their story.
German-Turkish reporter Adil Demirci has been freed from an Istanbul jail after months behind bars. But the court barred the 33-year-old from leaving Turkey as he faces charges of belonging to a leftist terror group.
Women seeking an abortion in Turkey face considerable danger and many hurdles. While the procedure is legal, experts say in reality there is a de facto ban, believed to be orchestrated by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says senior Saudi officials ordered the killing that caused global outrage. One of his senior advisers believes Jamal Khashoggi's body may have been dissolved in acid.
There are no African films competing at the Berlinale this year, but African filmmaking is going strong. A panel discussion co-hosted by DW Academy and the German Development Ministry discussed its promising future.
Agent 007 is definitely one of the most famous British fictional figures ever created. But according to some sources, he was actually born in the Ruhr valley. An exhibition in Bochum promotes the spy's German roots.
This year's Grammys boast more nominations in the four main categories than ever before. Slammed as too white and male-dominated in the past, the music awards could be dominated by the likes of Lamar and Brandi Carlile.
Following the horrors of WWI, people lived lives torn between trauma and euphoria. The Weimar Republic was an artistically fruitful period, and a show in Hamburg hones in on its New Objectivity and New Vision movements.
What started as an online student directory aimed at ranking women by their looks quickly grew into the world's most popular social media platform. But as DW's Courtney Tenz argues, we might be happier Facebook free.
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