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Comment: Politicians promoting a Christian European renaissance do not understand the history of the Renaissance, nor the current position of Europe, writes Khaled Diab.

Traders in the Libyan capital's Old City began to leave when Muammar Gaddafi banned private sector-led development in the 1970s.

US President Biden 'to officially recognise Armenian genocide'

The New Arab Staff

US President Biden 'to officially recognise Armenian genocide'

Joe Biden will reportedly be the first US president to officially denote the actions of the former Ottoman Empire in the First World War as genocide.

Reclaiming the Middle East's evil eye tradition with Sayran

Maedeh Sharifi

Reclaiming the Middle East's evil eye tradition with Sayran

LA-based jewellery designer, Sayran Barzani, is reclaiming the Middle East's evil eye tradition with her eponymous label Sayran.

Ahmet Seyhun's Competing Ottoman Ideologies

Usman Butt

Ahmet Seyhun's Competing Ottoman Ideologies

Book Club: Ahmet Seyhun's Competing Ideologies in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Turkish Republic tackles the topics of Islamism, liberalism, ...

Giorgio Cafiero and Diana Vasconcellos

How does Biden view Turkey’s role in Libya's conflict?

Analysis: Libya's civil war could become a source of confrontation rather than cooperation between the Biden administration and Turkey.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Athens' first state-sanctioned mosque opens its doors

Launched in 2007 and delayed for years, the state-sanctioned mosque finally opened its doors to a select few amid coronavirus restrictions.

The New Arab Staff

Lawrence of Arabia’s home restored as tourist attraction

TE Lawrence's Red Sea home is being renovated and turned into a tourist attraction.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Erdogan converts another former Istanbul church into mosque

The Turkish president is set to turn another ancient Orthodox church into a mosque.

Turkey rejects calls to resurrect Islamic caliphate

The New Arab Staff

Turkey rejects calls to resurrect Islamic caliphate

A spokesman for the ruling party said that Turkey would remain a secular republic after a pro-government magazine issued a call to resurrect the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hagia Sophia mosque reconversion is 'proof of weakness': Greece

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the Hagia Sophia is in the hearts of Orthodox Christians 'more than ever' as thousands attended ...

Anger as Turkey begins razing historic Ottoman-era brewery

The New Arab Staff

Anger as Turkey begins razing historic Ottoman-era brewery

Turkey's top religious authority plans to turn a historic brewery into a mosque and Islamic cultural centre.

Lebanese TV host to stand trial for insulting Erdogan

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese TV host to stand trial for insulting Erdogan

Neshan Der Haroutiounian is due to stand trial on October 8 for 'insulting' Turkey and its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a television ...

Top Turkey court to rule on Hagia Sophia

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Top Turkey court to rule on Hagia Sophia

Calls for the Hagia Sophia to serve again as a mosque have raised tensions between historic foes and uneasy NATO allies Turkey and Greece.

Pompeo urges Turkey not to convert Hagia Sophia

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo urges Turkey not to convert Hagia Sophia

Erdogan, whose roots are in political Islam, has mused about turning Hagia Sophia back into a mosque, triggering tension with neighbouring ...

Giorgio Cafiero

An Egyptian-Turkish war in Libya?

Comment: Recent geopolitical and on-the-ground developments have ignited concerns over the prospect of an Egyptian-Turkish military confrontation in Libya, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Comment: Saudi Arabia is distancing itself from its Ottoman past to fuel its rivalry with Turkey, whipping up jingoistic sentiments, and ...

The New Arab Staff

Turkey demands action after Lebanese show insults 'evil Erdogan'

The Turkish embassy in Lebanon has taken swift action to demand necessary measures from Lebanon after a perceived insult against Erdogan on a TV ...

The New Arab Staff

Egypt's top religious body slams Ottoman 'occupation' of Istanbul

The influential religious body's statement about the Ottoman conquest comes amid fierce debate around the conversion of the Hagia Sophia into a ...

Turkey's restaurants, cafes and iconic Grand Bazaar reopen

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey's restaurants, cafes and iconic Grand Bazaar reopen

Parks, beaches, libraries, museums and airports are also returning to life for the first time since Turkey imposed measures to control the ...

The New Arab

Istanbul conquest commemorated with Islamic prayers in Hagia Sophia

The ceremony was attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who joined via videoconference.

After rare silence, Istanbul's Grand Bazaar prepares to reopen

The New Arab & agencies

After rare silence, Istanbul's Grand Bazaar prepares to reopen

Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, usually visited by 150,000 people daily, is looking to reopen on 1 June after being shuttered for over two months due ...

Erdogan's Empire: The rise of Turkey's enigmatic leader

Paul Iddon

Erdogan's Empire: The rise of Turkey's enigmatic leader

Book Club: Soner Cagaptay charts the rise of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and how he sought to make Turkey a major power.

No, radical Islam has not taken root in Bosnia

Alia Alex Čizmić and Ricard Gonzalez

No, radical Islam has not taken root in Bosnia

Islam adopted a more prominent role within Bosnian society after the country's bloody civil war, but radical interpretations have never taken ...

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