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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.


Mr. Obama's trip to Turkey

The World's Aaron Schachter reports on the anticipation ahead of President Obama's visit to Turkey next week. There's speculation it might be the site of his promised speech to the Muslim world.


President Obama in Turkey

President Obama finishes off his first overseas tour as president with a stop in Turkey. Mr. Obama delivered a speech there today, calling Turkey a "critical ally," and he's getting good reviews there. The World's Aaron Schachter reports.


Turkey and Armenia talk

Turkey and Armenia have been talking recently about normalizing relations, but they're divided still by conflicting accounts of mass killings of Armenians that happened almost a century ago. The World's Aaron Schachter reports.

Lifestyle & Belief

Creationism in Turkey

The World's Aaron Schachter profiles a man in Turkey who's warning the Islamic world about the dangers of evolutionary theory. Creationist Harun Yahya is on a mission to defend his faith against evolution.