Trafficking camps for refugees lie hidden in plain site around Assos, Turkey, a gorgeous tourist town just five miles across the Aegean Sea from Lesbos.
In Izmir, Turkey where Syrians gather to find smugglers to take them to Greece, a reporter experiences unexpected hospitality.
Reporter Jeanne Carstensen in Turkish city of Izmir tells PRI's The World host Carol Hills about the dangers facing refugees trying to get to Europe.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist Party are more powerful than ever. Is the nation’s democracy under siege?
In the power struggle between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and exiled imam Fethullah Gülen, the first casualty has been freedom of the press.
A fragile peace between Turkey and its Kurdish population is being tested by the ongoing conflict in Kobani, which is fueling Kurdish national mobilizations.
Kuyalnik Estuary is a large brackish lake on the outskirts of Odessa, Ukraine, and home to one of the country's oldest sanatoriums. Today it is on the brink of environmental disaster.
Hatay, a region that has experienced a confluence of religion, ethnicity and race for thousands of years, is now dominated by an influx of Syrian refugees, increasing sectarian tensions.
A privately run school for Syrian children, psychologically traumatized or developmentally delayed, will close next month due to lack of funding.
Recent legislation in Turkey allows for new methods of urban transformation—and government intervention—in Istanbul's housing development.
Just one family of thousands forced to flee Syria after the eruption of war, the Koksals illustrate the tremendous hardships and complexities of the refugee population in Turkey.
The Başıbüyük neighborhood in Istanbul offers two extremes of housing: shining new highrises and the rapidly disappearing squatter settlements of a previous generation.
Five thousand children under five die everyday, or one every 17 seconds, from diarrhea alone. That's more than the toll on children under fourteen from HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. (UNESCO report released at the World Water Forum 2009)
Nevsehir, Turkey--To many Turks, an American military attack on Iraq within the next few months is considered inevitable, so much so that carpet manufacturer Fikhi Cavdar makes the looming conflict part of his sales pitch.