Turkey

  • December 20, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, Turkish police detained seven people in connection to the assassination of Russia’s ambassador, Andrei Karlov, who was shot dead Tuesday at an art gallery. Also, in Syria, buses evacuated more people from east Aleppo, as the Syrian army warned that it’s about to enter the last rebel enclave. Continue reading

  • December 20, 2016  

    Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the conclusion by the U.S. intelligence community that Russia tried to influence the election, the president-elect’s tweets in the wake of violence in Germany and Turkey, relations with the Obamas during the presidential transition and a move by President Obama to prevent offshore drilling. Continue reading

  • December 19, 2016  

    It’s been a day of terror, with attackers striking in Germany and Turkey. In Berlin, a truck drove into a crowd of Christmas shoppers, leaving the street full of dead and wounded. Hours earlier, the Russian ambassador to Turkey was assassinated by a Turkish policeman in civilian clothes. Judy Woodruff speaks with Ira Spitzer of Feature Story News for more on the attack in Germany. Continue reading

  • December 19, 2016  

    The Electoral College sealed the election of Donald Trump, despite protests and more on the day of the vote. Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including the debate over the Electoral College, reports that Russia used cyber hacks to influence the election and Monday’s attacks in Germany and Turkey. Continue reading

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    AP reported that the attacker was heard shouting in Turkish, “Don’t forget Aleppo! Don’t forget Syria!” Continue reading

  • December 13, 2016   BY  

    Worldwide, governments have jailed 259 journalists, according to a new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists. That’s the highest total since 1990 when the group first tracked the number of imprisoned reporters. Continue reading

  • December 12, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, the Syrian army and its allies appeared on the verge of recapturing the city of Aleppo. The military said it now controls 99 percent of eastern Aleppo, leaving rebels with a tiny enclave. Also, in Turkey, police round-ups were in full swing after twin bombings killed 44 people in Istanbul on Saturday. Officials detailed more than 200 people. Continue reading

  • November 29, 2016  

    In rebel-held Aleppo, the violent fight against the Islamic State is escalating, with 50 people killed and another 150 injured on Tuesday. Though Secretary of State John Kerry has been pushing for a cease-fire in the city, administration officials suspect Russia wants to cement a victory before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • November 4, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, the Labor Department reported that U.S. employers added a net 161,000 jobs in October, dipping the unemployment rate a tenth of a percent to 4.9. Also, there are guilty verdicts in New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal. A federal jury convicted Christie’s former aides of shutting down parts of a major bridge to punish a political opponent. Continue reading

  • November 2, 2016  

    Turkey’s main opposition newspaper is the latest target of a Turkish government purge. Some 170 news outlets have been shuttered since July, just one facet of a crackdown on anyone suspected to support an Islamic cleric accused of fomenting a coup attempt. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Amberin Zaman of the Woodrow Wilson Center about the consolidation of power by the Turkish president. Continue reading