With Turkey positioning itself for a greater voice in the region and with many viewing it as a model for the emerging democracies of the Arab Spring, its poor human rights record raises questions.
While Turkey's Kurds see hope across the border in Iraqi Kurdistan, the region's veteran transplants remain skeptical about the future of Kurdistan.
For Kurds in Iraq, Turkey's Kurdish region is famous for two things: decades of armed resistance to the Turkish state and excellent hospitals.
Turkish journalists face an unexpected constraint--abuse from their own democratic government.
He fought the Syrian government and the country's prejudice against gays. His life in danger on account of both battles, activist Mahmoud Hassino fled Syria. Where can he go now?
Syrians, many who have been tortured, escape to Turkey. In crowded clinics they struggle to make room for one another. Meanwhile Syrian refugee lawyers compile an account of abuses.
Turkish police recently raided the homes and offices of public-sector unionists, arresting 69. They were charged under Turkey's terror laws.
Syria's civil war leaves refugees with indelible scars that close the door to returning until a new Syria emerges. Cengiz Abdullah has fled Syria carrying memories of the war in his cellphone.
At least 110,000 Syrians have so far fled to camps in Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.
Turkey's political evolution has opened the door for criticism and humor too. The Young Civilians take on the military – and more. Will they become a model for others?
Turkish women snap to attention to defend their rights, declaring "Our bodies, our decision." But what else do they need to do?
The Habur Gate border crossing between Turkey and Iraq is a lifeline for Turkey's border towns and, for the Kurds who live in them, the gateway to a free Kurdistan.