Most Shared Stories Tagged: Turkey

Arts, Culture & Media

Vampire rock

In 1979 Peter Murphy sang about the death of a vampire and gave birth to gothic rock. Now Murphy portrays a vampire in the latest �Twilight' film. For today's Global Hit, Matthew Brunwasser profiles the front man of the seminal gothic rock band Bauhaus.

Arts, Culture & Media

Bulgarians warm to Turks

For centuries, people in Bulgaria haven't had much good to say about their neighbors in Turkey. But that's changing now that Bulgarian TV viewers are hooked on Turkish soap operas. Reporter Matthew Brunwasser has the story.

Global Politics

A dog's life in Turkey

People in Turkey have had a special reverance for their dogs since the days of the Ottoman Empire. Dogs in Istanbul even have �resident rights.� Correspondent Julia Rooke finds out what life is really like for the Turkish canine.

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.

Global Politics

NATO missile defense plans

NATO has a plan to build a new missile defense system in Europe and Turkey.But Turkey wants a say, and that could complicate matters.Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from the BBC's Jonathan Head in Istanbul.