In a northern Turkish town, they use a complicated form a whistling to communicate. One bio-psychologist has been analyzing this whistling language to learn how the brain processes it differently than speech.
One of Turkey's most popular TV shows is a cross between "The Wire" and "Law and Order." It features a cop, Behzat Ã?, who drinks and curses. The show also touches on current political issues, which makes government censors very uneasy.
In Turkey, Islamic creationist guru Adnan Oktar has adopted a new weapon in his fight for Islamic values and against Darwinism: buxom television babes. Among other things, they host the talk show Building Bridges to win creationist converts.
A recent German court ruling that calls circumcision a "bodily harm" has sparked weeks of outrage among Germany's Jewish and Muslim communities. A group of rabbis went so far as to declare the court's decision "the worst attack on Jewish life in Germany since the Holocaust."
For years, even speaking Kurdish in Turkey was a ticket to trouble. But now, Turkey's government is opening up, and even allowing Kurdish to be taught in schools. It's a small step -- and some say it's fake, symbolic only -- but it's changing everything.