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'Draconian’ social media legislation passed in Turkey; Trump administration issues DACA memo; Tech CEOs testify.

Turkey's parliament adopted a new social media law Wednesday that critics say will create a "chilling effect" on dissenting voices. And, following a recent Supreme Court defeat, the Trump administration said Tuesday that it will now reject new applications for DACA. Also, the CEOs of global tech giants Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple testify before Congress on Wednesday over their market dominance.

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China orders US to close its Chengdu consulate; Turkey purging the Gülenists; Mexico City's public square storytelling

China has followed through on its promises of retaliation toward the US. Beijing on Friday ordered the US to close its consulate in Chengdu. And, the Gülenists, dubbed by Turkey as FETO, the Fethullahist Terror Organization, are being purged on a massive scale. Also, as the coronavirus lockdown forced people indoors, Percibald García, an architect, grabbed a microphone and portable speaker and began doing readings of children’s stories in an empty public square in Mexico City.

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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.

The World - Episode 20071218 - Turkey goes after Kurdish rebels

Hundreds of Turkish troops reportedly crossed over into northern Iraq today to battle against Kurdish rebels. The incursion came as Secretary of State Condoleezza made a visit to Iraq. The conflict puts the United States in a diplomatic tight spot. Both Turkey and the Iraqi Kurds are U.S. allies. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Scott Peterson with the Christian Science Monitor.

Lifestyle & Belief

Scarves in Turkey

Turkey's parliament is expected to approve a bill this week that allows female university students to wear headscarves and that's upsetting secular Turks, as the BBC's Sarah Rainsford reports from Istanbul.

Turkish troops enter northern Iraq

Turkey has launched a cross-border military operation into Northern Iraq and Turkish military officials say they'll the continue until they eliminate the threat from Kurdish separatist rebels

Turkish troops in Northern Iraq

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with LA Times correspondent Borzou Daragahi in Iraq about Turkey's military incursion into Northern Iraq where Turkish troops are on a mission to destroy bases in Iraq used by Kurdish militants to launch attacks

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.