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Who are Turkey's Saturday Mothers?

On Saturdays 24 years ago, Kurdish women would gather in Istanbul's Galatasaray Square, a popular pedestrian shopping area, to demand the whereabouts of their sons, fathers and husbands. Today, they continue to meet, and while many of the founding mothers are growing frail, their daughters are taking the reins. Some men have joined the movement as well.

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Global Politics

Turkey: Where politics and religion mix

Matthew Brunwasser reports on the funeral Tuesday of a former Turkish Prime Minister, now considered the father of political Islam in Turkey, one of the few countries in the Middle East region to successfully mix religion and politics.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit / Geo answer

The World's Alex Gallafent takes us to the Turkish city, Istanbul, to meet Selim Sesler. One British newspaper dubbed Sesler 'the Coltrane of the clarinet'. The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Norway -- the country with the highest female representation on corporate boards.

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Global hit

Reporter Meribeth Deen has a profile of the Turkish band Orient Expressions. The Istanbul band blends electronica, jazz and Turkish traditional folk music.

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Geo answer - the world's best sandwich

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with British food blogger Simon Majumdar, who recently asked his readers to describe the world's best sandwich. He describes one favorite entry -- a mackerel sandwich from Istanbul, Turkey -- and Istanbul is the answer to the Geo Quiz.

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Dolapdere Big Gang

Cover bands aren't usually musical innovators. But Dolapdere Big Gang of Turkey might be the exception. This eight-piece band of young Roma musicians, plays Western pop hits in a traditional Turkish style. Matthew Brunwasser has the Global Hit.