As Mosul rebuilds, its history is a reminder that Islam is not a rigid rulebook of regulations and prohibitions, but a complex religion that has often embraced many traditions.
The US is doing so with increasing frequency around the world – most recently with Kurdish fighters in Syria. A scholar explains what can go wrong, and why this approach is likely to continue.
Unlike its neighbours, Iran's different ethnic groups live in relative peace and harmony. Given terrorism is often spurred by ethnic conflict, will Iranians be spared further terrorist attacks?
Iraqi Kurds will vote Yes to independence in September – and it could lead to trouble.
With President Erdoğan increasingly empowered, the 'Kurdish question' is at the forefront once again.
How a once trustworthy NATO ally, an aspiring EU candidate and an emerging power came to be ruled by one strong man.
Four major powers are dancing around each other in Syria – and the Kurds could end up as the kingmakers.
The people of Turkey have less and less access to independent news.
Wyatt Roy took it upon himself to look for a gunfight without a cause.
Ankara's real target in Syria is the Kurds, but is Turkey getting bogged down on too many fronts?
Turkey is recovering from a failed coup, not a war, but it could learn from the practice of post-conflict reconstruction.
The protests that helped end the attempted coup turned into an affirmation of Turkish democracy. Can it help resolve the Kurdish crisis?
The latest atrocity will accelerate President Erdogan assumption of executive powers in Turkey..
Politically unstable and bordering the world's most violent and volatile region, Turkey is at risk of descending into civil war.
Nearly three decades after the horrific gas attack by Saddam Hussein, Kurds are waiting for the world to recognise a genocide.
A second bomb in the Turkish capital in three weeks raises the question of who are the main players in the violent struggle.
Every time Iran has an election, its minority groups are suddenly the centre of attention – and then they're quickly forgotten again.
Academics and Kurdish areas have been targeted – but the backlash has begun.
After being humiliated at a summer election, Turkey's ruling party set about winning over the population with fear. It seems to have worked.
Only radical change can prevent civil war in a country fractured by the actions of its own government.