Turkey

  • March 28, 2017  

    Millions of Syrians who have fled to Turkey are caught in a situation where they have no real access to state services and are treated like second class citizens. Safe from war, they are still vulnerable and being exploited. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports how Syrians in Turkey are doing what they must to survive, and how that’s affecting workers in Turkey. Continue reading

  • March 27, 2017  

    In our news wrap Monday, White House efforts to move beyond the failed attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act were overshadowed by mounting questions over House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes’ revelation about intercepted Trump communications. Also, Turkish citizens overseas began voting on dramatically expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers. Continue reading

  • March 27, 2017  

    Turkey’s tourism outlook has never been so bleak. Increasing terrorism by the Islamic State group and the PKK have driven the country into its worst tourism slump ever, a major sector of the economy. International concerns about political uncertainty, as well as a drive to increase Islam’s place in public life, are also contributing to the economy’s decline. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue reading

  • Turkish President Erdogan attends a ceremony marking the 102nd anniversary of Battle of Canakkale, also known as the Gallipoli Campaign, at the Turkish memorial in Canakkale
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    Turkey’s president said Saturday the country might pursue a Brexit-like referendum on whether to pursue European Union membership. Continue reading

  • March 22, 2017  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, chaos erupted outside Britain’s Parliament building when an attacker drove into a crowd and stabbed a policeman. At least four people died. Also, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a stark warning to European states over rallies of Turkish emigres ahead of a referendum on expanding his powers next month. Continue reading

  • March 21, 2017  

    Passengers flying out of 10 specific airports in the Middle East can no longer take large electronic devices in their carry-on luggage, according to a new rule from the Department of Homeland Security. The British announced a similar rule, but included different airports. William Brangham gets insight from Matthew Olsen, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Continue reading

  • ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 21: Women jump over a bonfire during the Newroz celebrations at Topkapi Culture Park in Istanbul, Turkey on March 21, 2017. Newroz is the March 21 festival that marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated mainly in Iran, Afghanistan, India, Turkic republics such as Azerbaijan, Caucasus countries, Albania and Macedonia. (Photo by Berk Ozkan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    Women jump over a bonfire during the Newroz celebrations at Topkapi Culture Park in Istanbul, Turkey on March 21. Newroz is the March 21 festival that marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated mainly in Iran, Afghanistan, India and Turkic republics such as Azerbaijan, Caucasus countries, Albania and Macedonia. Continue reading

  • March 15, 2017  

    Turkish citizens will vote next month on a referendum that would grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan controversial new powers. The referendum is happening at a time of heightened political tension, with an ongoing purge of tens of thousands of government employees and concern that secularism is being threatened. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Istanbul. Continue reading

  • March 9, 2017  

    The battle for Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State militant group in Syria, is coming. The U.S. military is sending 400 additional troops to join 500 Special Operations troops already on the ground, along with an array of Turkish, Russian, Syrian and rebel forces. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Michael Gordon of The New York Times about the challenges ahead. Continue reading

  • WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who was fired from his prominent White House job last month, has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for $530,000 worth of lobbying work before Election Day that may have aided the Turkish government. Continue reading

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