A Kurdish family at home in Istanbul. Mahmoud, the father, is currently on trial, an alleged member of the Union of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK), the urban wing of the PKK. Like many Kurds in Istanbul, Mahmoud brought his family to the city in the mid-1990s when the war in southeast Turkey was at its height.
The new seven-volume encyclopedia of hadiths is pictured at the library of Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate in Ankara on May 21, 2013. The new version is different in that it selects and explains the hadiths from the perspective of today's Turkey, where the mix of secular state and Islamic society traditionally arouses considerable interest in the Middle East.