We're off to western Turkey for today's Geo Quiz. Legend has it the ancient city of Byzantium was founded by ancient Greeks who sailed across the Aegean Sea. Today it is part of Turkey under what name?
In the new book Islam Without Extremes: a Muslim Case for Liberty, Turkish author Mustafa Akyol argues that a quiet Islamic reformation is creating the demand for liberal democracy across the Muslim world.
The Friends of Syria group met this weekend in Turkey. The members steered clear of backing opposition appeals for arms. They did agree to pay salaries of rebel fighters seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad.
Sporadic clashes between Turkish police and protesters continued throughout Tuesday in Taksim Square in central Istanbul, as Prime Minister Erdogan warned that he will not show "any more tolerance" for protests.
Chinese Muslims, all 23 million of them, say it can be hard practicing their faith in China. Particularly for ethnic Uygurs, there is long-running discrimination that many Uygurs say endangers their cultural existence.