Divorce in Turkey is on the rise, even as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's government offers tax-breaks and incentives to women to get married and start a family. Despite those efforts, women are getting married older and the rate of marriage is declining.
Competition for dominance between the churches of Constantinople and Moscow in the Orthodox Christian world is not new — it goes back more than 500 years. But the birth of the new Orthodox Church in Ukraine opens a new chapter in this history.
President Donald Trump's plans to withdraw US troops from Syria has drawn criticism, but NATO ally Turkey has "cautiously" welcomed the move. The decision removes a source of friction between the US and Turkey over US support for Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday dismissed attempts by Riyadh to blame Jamal Khashoggi's "savage" killing on rogue operatives, saying the person who ordered the death of the prominent Saudi journalist must "be brought to account."
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not want to abandon ally Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist and has asked for audio recordings Turkish sources say indicate he was killed by Saudi agents.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Turkey's President and Foreign Minister on Wednesday to discuss the disappearance of a Saudi journalist as pressure mounted on the kingdom to provide answers following Turkish allegations he was killed.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday to discuss the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Turkish police prepared to search the Saudi consul's residence in Istanbul in a widening probe.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the winners of a stimulus grant called TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery). Communities around the country competed for federal money to revamp their public transit systems.
Israel is holding hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists, who were halted on their way to Gaza by the Israeli Navy. The incident has led to criticism of Israel from the international community and worldwide protests.
Muslim scholars and leaders recently gathered in Istanbul to discuss and approve a 7-year action plan to address climate change, which includes plans for sustainable Muslim cities, reduced fossil fuel consumption, and a green Hajj.
Bruce Wallace reports on concerts being hosted by the Turkish Embassy in DC. They commemorate a series of ground-breaking concerts organized in the 1930's by the sons of Ambassador Mehmet Ertegun. Ahmet Ertegun went on to form Atlantic Records.