One for one. That's the new principle underlying a dramatic new plan announced by European Union negotiators today to deal with the continent’s ongoing migrant crisis. The proposal has already been described as a "death blow" to the asylum system by human rights group Amnesty International.
Part of the US' strategy to fight ISIS has been to arm Kurdish opposition forces, including the dominant group PYD. It has close ties to the PKK, the Kurdish Workers Party, which Turkey considers a terrorist organization.
People on the fringes of society — criminals, discriminated-against minorities, rebellious teenagers — often need to speak in code. So they create secret languages, or argots. In Turkey, the LGBT community and others keep their words to themselves with the help of an argot called Lubunca.
What happens when you find out you're not who you thought you were? One man in Turkey discovered his father was a victim of the Armenian Genocide, and he's been embracing and struggling with that identity ever since.
Sexual harassment, from catcalls to groping by strangers, is a common experience for women living independently in cities in many parts of the world. Usually, the harassment goes unpunished. But a woman in Turkey pursued a harasser who groped her and won her case.
Decadence takes many forms. In China, some display their wealth by killing tigers at parties. Chinese officials are trying to stop the practice. In the UK, military officials are under fire for using pigs to test body armor and train medical personnel. And Taiwan's students protest with sunflowers, in today's Global Scan.
Soap operas open new windows into our increasingly global world. For example, Latin America is a prolific producer — and consumer — of soap operas. But now it's important soap operas from abroad, too. Including from Turkey.
It looks like Turkey is heading for a fresh start, after elections. The conservative Islamic AK Party has dominated the country for 13 years, but has now lost its majority. Many young Turks have never known anything except AK rule. A coalition is now likely, and that will likely reverse the country's trend to authoritarianism.
Giorgos Germenis was one of 21 members of the Golden Dawn party, often associated with neo-Nazis and fascism, elected to the Greek Parliament. He's a member of a black metal band -- a type of music associated with dark, violent themes and satanism. He's not your typical politician.