The Turkish government recently lifted a decades-long ban on the Kurdish language in schools, but a young Kurdish activist says they still have a long way to go.
Mining companies eyeing gold deposits in Turkey's Kaz Mountains promise a boost to the local economy, but villagers are skeptical.
Istanbul is a modern metropolis of glass and steel skyscrapers, but the old Grand Bazaar still exerts a powerful pull on the city's imagination.
In Istanbul's Grand Bazaar sales of gold coins and bars are up while the market for jewelry is shrinking. The decreased demand for fine craftsmanship has taken a toll on many family businesses.
Prostitution is still legal in Turkey, but this Muslim country is cracking down on the sex trade.
A day in the life of Abdullah Demirbas, the pro-Kurdish mayor of the Sur district in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir.
Diyarbakır’s 1.5 million Kurdish residents are isolated from western Turkey; they are dismissed, vilified, feared. Now they are on TV.
Kurdish mayors lead hunger strike in an effort to promote peaceful negotiation, not violence.
Sumer Park is a political and cultural center for Diyarbakir's disenfranchised, offering alternatives to Kurdish youth.
What does the gentrification of an Istanbul neighborhood mean for its Kurdish population?
Diyarbakir prison, a site notorious both for its torture of Kurds and for laying the groundwork of the modern Kurdish resistance, will soon be turned into a museum--but not without controversy.
Egypt’s elections have produced big gains for Islamist parties. Can Egypt's Islamists learn from their Turkish counterparts how to end military domination while keeping religion out of politics?