Commanders inside Syria say rebels are doing all they hoped for—and are the best shot to break the region's cycle of terrorism.
Far from trying to “Islamicize” the country, some Syrian refugees find its version of Islam too conservative for their taste.
Following the “digital breadcrumbs” left by refugees on social media.
Where's the Real Border Between Europe and Asia?
Journalists Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie discuss their project in the HuffingtonPost Highline, “The 21st Century Gold Rush: How the refugee crisis is changing the world economy."
These are the stories of the CEOs, criminal masterminds, pencil-pushers and low-flying vultures who have figured out how to profit from global instability, also known as human suffering.
July 15, when the supporters of President Erdogan foiled a coup attempt against him, may have been a turning point in Turkish history, opening the way to despotism but entrenching civilian rule.
It's commonly argued that President Erdogan's regime is a perversion of democratic norms. In fact, in the light of burgeoning populism around the world, his demokrasi is the new normal.
Visiting Turkey in the aftermath of the failed coup of July 15, 2016, Christopher de Bellaigue found the country in a state of collective hyperventilation.
Beginning in April this year, Greece began deporting asylum seekers. Many of the deportees are Pakistani, in contradiction to the 1951 Refugee Convention.
An agreement between the European Union and Turkey, which took effect on March 20, severely limits the options of Syrian refugees.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a skillful political operator who guided his AK Party to victory in the recent elections. But at what cost to his country's fragile social fabric?
From smugglers in Agadez, to factory owners in Turkey, to the Italian and Nigerian mafias in Italy, and small business owners in Greece, people making a killing off the global migrant crisis.
Examining the cultural, historical, and political meanings of Europe by traveling along its geographical border with Asia.
The failed coup of July 15 brought Turks together to defeat an anti-democratic action by the military. But these events have left President Erdogan stronger—and more anti-Western—than ever.
Selahattin Demirtas guided his party to 59 seats in the Turkish general election of Nov. 1. He must now defend its peaceful message against the possibility of civil war.
The Black Sea region has become the focus of heated geopolitical contention, but local environmental issues remain underreported and poorly understood.
Boston University student fellow Selin Thomas documents people on the margins as she tells stories of the Syrian conflict.
Few world cities match the speed of Istanbul’s urban transformation. As new mass housing projects, business districts and suspended bridges dot the city’s horizon, the urban poor are being displaced.
How some of northern Syria’s children are being reared into a life of praying and jihad by a new kind of puritanical islamist group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham.
When protests flooded Turkey, they revealed deep problems. Police brutality, authoritarianism, and a fractured opposition moved from the margin to the spotlight. Today, what remains hidden?
At least 1.5 million people have fled the conflict in Syria. Most have taken refuge in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, where they are straining resources and raising concerns about regional stability.
From afar Turkey is a model for others. But within the country, Turks wrangle over their legacy and future, over freedom of the press and a worsening border crisis testing their resolve and humanity.
Iraq's Kurds are in business while Turkey and its own Kurdish population are at war. Will success in Iraqi Kurdistan ease tension in Turkey, or will it break an ethnic bond?
Circumnavigating and sometimes crisscrossing the sea by ferry, visiting settlements and protected sites, Dimiter Kenarov draws a new environmental map of the Black Sea and its coastal area.
Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie report on those profiting from the refugee crisis from smugglers in an outpost on the edge of the Saharan desert to small-time drug dealers in Sicily.
Joshua Kucera traveled along the conventional border between Europe and Asia, from Istanbul's Bosphorus to the Russian Arctic—reporting on the people who live between East and West.
Christopher de Bellaigue discusses his recent travels to Turkey to shed light on the degeneration of democracy not only in that country, but more widely.
Yigal Schleifer explores the European political sphere after the Cold War and examines the struggle for democratization in three countries: Hungary, Ukraine and Turkey.
Christopher de Bellaigue travels to Turkey to cover Selahattin Demirtas, the leader of the HDP, the main Kurdish party in Turkish politics, and explore his message of peace.
Photojournalist Holly Pickett discusses her project with Joanna Kakissis, reporting on Syrian migrants seeking asylum in Europe.
The Islamic State (ISIS) is recruiting increasing numbers of displaced Syrian youth. In many ways, it operates as a darkly militant variant of youth culture rebellion.
Between anti-government protests and investigations into high-level corruption, it has been a tumultuous year in Turkey.
Journalists Alisa Roth and Hugh Eakin traveled the perimeter of Syria, to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Northern Iraq to cover the Syrian refugee crisis.
Journalist Jenna Krajeski discusses her project "Opportunity and Oppression in a Divided Kurdistan."
Pulitzer Center grantee Stephen Franklin discusses reporting from Turkey, a country facing crises that range from internal political divisions to a massive influx of Syrian refugees on its borders.
Grantee journalists present thought-provoking narratives on the refugee crisis, exhibiting a myriad of lessons learned and reflecting on questions that linger after returning from the field.
Pulitzer Center grantees provide insights into the lives of refugees affected by United States' recent ban of migrants from seven countries.
Honored reporting covers issues ranging from refugees and the world economy to human rights abuses by the Assad regime.
The Pulitzer Center staff share favorite images from 2015.
Our 2015 student fellows take on the world.
USD architecture student Paul Short travels to Turkey to examine the interplay between life and design.
Last week Turkey began burying the dead from the country’s worst-ever coal mining disaster. The toll is expected to exceed 300.
Cross continents with eleven of our grantee journalists as they take you into the mines to show you where we get our gold––exposing the hidden social and environmental costs of this business.
If Congress authorizes a punitive military strike against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, it will have consequences far beyond Syria’s borders.
Hezbollah have entered the war in Syria on the side of the regime—yet in neighboring Lebanon, they offer aid to those who flee from their aggression.
The best journalism takes time — time to report, time to write. We urge you to take time to read two examples of long-form magazine journalism of the highest order.
Pulitzer Center grantees Jenna Krajeski and Dimiter Kenarov – both of whom are based in Istanbul – answer a few quick need-to-know questions about what’s happening in Turkey now.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
This lesson will help students apply knowledge of language to understand how it functions in different cultures and contexts.
Various standards-aligned lessons to support student learning around the importance of language diversity.