SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Ottoman Empire
October 09, 2017
Given the last few centuries, who can blame the Poles for praying for their country?
September 23, 2016
Sixteenth-century England did have links with the Ottoman Empire. But let's not overstate their importance
December 22, 2015
The Middle East is more polarised along religious lines than ever before. Yet recent history shows the region can return to the enlightened tolerance it once enjoyed
April 13, 2015
A new book describes why Turkey is right to have an uneasy conscience over its treatment of the Armenians
December 16, 2013
That certain Muslims want to hold segregated meetings in universities should not blind us to a few important considerations
October 18, 2013
BBC series explores how the Suleiman the Magnificent submitted Sharia law to his own will
October 09, 2013
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was right to make a sharp break with Turkey's imperial past
March 18, 2011
As in China, the forces of conservatism were too great