Turkey

Sufis and the path to paradise
Asia, Middle East, Pakistan, Turkey

Sufis and the path to paradise

"One day, the sun admitted:I'm just a shadow,I wish I could show you the infinite incandescence that launched my brilliant image. I wish I could show you, when you feel alone or in the dark,the surprising light of your own being."                                Khwaja Samsu d-Din Muhammad Hafez (1310 / 1337) I'm giving a course on Asian religions at ESPM - now “virtually” -, coincidentally at this time when a wicked virus is stealing from relatives and friends and confronting us, randomly, with the essential question for most of us, which is the inevitability of Death. In this tense climate - and imponderable -, I thought I could (should...) share with friends some ...
A saga – or puzzles – from Syria…
U.S, Will, Middle East, Russia, Syria, Turkey

A saga – or puzzles – from Syria…

Donald Trump decidiu, in your "great and unmatched wisdom" (sic), order the withdrawal of American troops from northern Syria and end what he called "an endless war". This gave the ally "Democratic Forces of Syria" (FDS), Kurdish militia that controls part of the border between Syria and Turkey and holds thousands of ISIS members in captivity together with their families, to your own luck. Let us remember that the USA and the SDS have been partners in the fight against the extremist group that today is almost defeated. D.T's decision. triggered, internally, a series of reactions from the US parliament. His confrontation with the members of the Democratic Party reached great force when in a "briefing" for the members of the House of Representatives,...