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Global Politics

Do elections in Turkey show signs of political change?

The candidates up for office in Turkey's local elections this weekend include Jews, Armenian Christians, and a transgender woman. Never before have so many non-traditional politicians been on the ballot in the mostly Muslim country. The World's Aaron Schachter reports that some Turks see this as a sign of democratization, but others say it's a ploy to curry favor with the European Union.

Conflict & Justice

Israel deports Gaza activists

Israel is deporting hundreds of foreign activists detained after the deadly raid on an aid flotilla trying to break its blockade of Gaza. The BBC's Jon Donnison in Gaza describes the kind of aid the activists were trying to deliver.p

Arts, Culture & Media

Yorgo Bacanos

The Global Hit today pays homage to the oud and, in particular, to one of the great Oud masters, the late Yorgo Bacanos. Correspondent Matthew Brunwasser has the story from Turkey.