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Thomas Büsch

Since 2001 he has been producing TV-programs and documentaries in partnership with Sabine Küper-Büsch.

Malta: Debate on Abortion Amendment

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Malta is the only EU country that bans abortion in general. Now a debate has broken out as to whether there should be any easing.

Art behind Bars

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The Turkish cultural scene and justice. In the so-called Gezi trial, Osman Kavala was sentenced to life imprisonment and with him seven other artists were sentenced to 18 years in prison. “Tracks” meets musicians like Fungistanbul and 2/5 BZ as well as the artist Zehra Doğan. arte, Tracks, July 2022  

Churches for Sale in Turkey

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The sale of Christian cultural properties must be prevented, the Armenian-Turkish MP Garo Paylan called on the Turkish culture minister just a few weeks ago. ORF – Orientierung 6.2.2022

Ramadan in Europe

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Ramadan in Europa – fast, pray, keep your distance. ARTE RE reportage from Istanbul, Paris and Karlsruhe during the Ramadan 2021 in times of COVID-19 by Thomas Büsch, Lorenz Findeisen, Sabine Küper-Büsch and Juliane Tutein. Watch it at ARTE, May 13th (French and German)

Femicides in Turkey

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The number of feminicides is skyrocketing in Turkey. Alert women's rights activists: three women are murdered every day. 90 percent from their husbands.

Istanbul – Atatürk’s legacy

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Istanbul’s landmark, the world-famous Hagia Sophia, has been a mosque again this summer. For years the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been gradually correcting the secular reforms of the state founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Erdogan’s ideologically motivated reshaping of Istanbul calls critics on the scene. ORF – Kulturmontag, 9.11.2020

A museum for the Musa Dağh

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In Vakıflı, the last Armenian village in Turkey, there has been a special museum since early summer. It is carefully attempted to establish a culture of remembrance. At the same time, the people try to maintain their Armenian traditions and document them in the museum.

The Last Days of Hasankeyf

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Hasankeyf, located in the Turkish border area with Iran, Iraq and Syria, is at least 12,000 years old and thus one of the oldest settlements of mankind. Turkey is building a gigantic dam here, the place will sink into the associated reservoir. And below the reservoir, the wetlands of the Tigris will dry up.

Religion in the Buffer Zone

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The island of Cyprus has been divided since 1974. Salpy Eskidjian Weiderud is the initiator of an interfaith dialogue that aims to overhaul the almost fifty-year political division of the Mediterranean island on a religious level.