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.
With world leaders about to gather in New York for a UN Climate Action Summit next week, millions of young people from Australia to Iceland took off from school or work on Friday to demand urgent measures to stop environmental catastrophe.
Reports of deportations to Syria, denied by the Turkish government, have sent a wave of fear through Istanbul’s Syrian community — many of whom say they could face recruitment by militants, aerial bombardment or torture in regime prisons if they return to Syria.
The Turkish Medical Association warns that the country is at risk for outbreaks of preventable diseases that have already been eradicated in Turkey due to the increase in anti-vaccine messaging and vaccine rejection by parents.
Ekrem İmamoğlu of the Republican People's Party won a decisive victory on Sunday, his second in three months after authorities annulled an earlier vote. His first task is to take the reins from Erdoğan's AK Party which, along with its Islamist predecessor parties, has run the city for 25 years.
Turkey's opposition has dealt President Tayyip Erdoğan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from voters unhappy over his ever tighter grip on power.
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.
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.
Correspondent Jamila Trindle reports that hard economic times in Turkey have seen a spike in domestic violence. Many Turkish women who face abuse seek the safety of women's shelters. But the government is closing some down.
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.
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.