Turkish pianist Fazil Say appeared in an Istanbul court Thursday to defend himself against charges he insulted Islam on Twitter. Researcher Zeynep Tufekci tells host Marco Werman Say's tweets did not seem that offensive by Turkey's standards.
Baked at the height of international euphoria about the Obama presidency, the "Baracklava" spends more time on its shelf at the back of the shop these days. It usually only comes out for American tourists.
Turkey's been roiled by protests over plans to develop Gezi Park in Istanbul — but none quite like this protest. Kemal Uzun is organizing a series of flash mobs to tell the Turkish government that the people are not backing down.
Turkey has opened a new underwater tunnel that links Europe and Asia via the Bosphorus Strait. It's being hailed as the world's first intercontinental rail tunnel, the "Iron Silk Road" linking Europe and Central Asia.
For years, even speaking Kurdish in Turkey was a ticket to trouble. But now, Turkey's government is opening up, and even allowing Kurdish to be taught in schools. It's a small step -- and some say it's fake, symbolic only -- but it's changing everything.