The US may have been able to finally get Turkey to join the war against ISIS. But the price was steep. Turkey has also gotten the green light to attack its other enemy in the region: the Kurds. The Kurds are old US allies, and the deal has caused outrage.
Monday's ISIS bombing in Turkey stood out not just for its location, but because of the victims. Most of the 32 people killed were university students and activists. Hatice Ezgi Sadet, a 20-year-old from Istanbul, was among them.
One week, one theme: A gay men's chorus tried to join a Pride march in Istanbul. Halal BBQ explodes in Houston. Heavy-metal teen sisters move Metallica northward from Monterrey. These stories from PRI's The World show a world on the move.
As US-Russia relations deteriorate, NASA is picking up the pace on finding a way to get to the International Space Station without relying on Russian rockets. Three private companies could get the nod from NASA this week. Meanwhile, ISIS is emerging as a more dangerous global threat, with evidence that it is researching weapons of mass destruction and possibly targeting the pope. We have those stories and more in today's Global Scan.
The Syrian city of Kobane has survived a 25th day under siege from the forces of ISIS. But the defenders are increasingly wary of the night, when coalition jets go home and ISIS launches attacks, and many Kurds fear the air campaign isn't enough to save the city.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan don't often see eye-to-eye on important foreign policy issues, such as Russia's annexation of Crimea and the crisis in Syria. But when the two leaders met at the beginning of the week in Ankara, they became a "coalition of the unwilling."
Thousands of Turkish women took to the streets over the weekend to protest the murder of a 20-year-old woman. Özgecan Aslan was killed after fending off a bus driver who tried to rape her. #sendeanlat (#tellyourstory) began trending on Twitter as thousands of women shared their own horrific stories of sexual harassment and violence.
Chaker Khazaal, a former refugee, felt a special duty to help the world find Azam, a Syrian refugee who went missing after being featured on a BBC news program. And it was with incredible relief that he greeted news Azam had in fact been found.