Pope was speaking during General Audience in St Peter’s Square
Dangers to religion from too close a relationship to the state are vividly illustrated by Putin today
When will governments realise that religion is not their business and should not ever be their business?
BBC series explores how the Suleiman the Magnificent submitted Sharia law to his own will
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was right to make a sharp break with Turkey’s imperial past
We should be proud of our international soldier-saint
Camp to be built near monastery in Turkish town of Midyat
There are, we are told, 800 million people for whom the ECHR is the last recourse against tyrannical governments. But does this argument really hold water?
Tyrannical governments, unlike our own, just ignore the ECHR when they don’t like its judgments
If Turkey ever does join the EU, Sarah Ferguson will immediately be served with a European arrest warrant and on the next plane to Ankara
This whole affair is one more example of how alien to the European mindset Turkish culture really is
Turkey is a great friend of Britain, but still has its problems. If Prime Minister Erdogan can overcome these he will go down as the greatest Turk since Suleiman the Magnificent