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.
Turkey has democratic institutions, but they aren't working well at the moment. There is a corruption scandal, popular protests and concerns about an increasingly authoritarian government. Turkish author Elif Shafak says the problem is that Turks are conditioned to seek a strong father figure who can save them.
The NSA ha ignited a firestorm over its extensive spying on friends and allies alike, but it's clear the US is far from alone. Also, a new study finds billions of planets in the Milky Way that might be like Earth, and a former US president says he almost punched out a foreign leader. All this and more, in today's Global Scan.
Armenians have long been fighting for recognition for their darkest chapter, the mass killings in 1915 that they say were a deliberate genocide by the Ottoman Empire. And their cause got plenty of attention this week as the pope and Kim Kardashian both spoke out — in a way.
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.