Forty-three transgender people have been killed in Turkey since 2008, the highest number in Europe, according to the group Transgender Europe. But most killings of LGBT members in Turkey go unreported.
After the US had to halt anti-ISIS flights out of Turkish air bases, now they've resumed operations. But Turkey's government is quickly rounding up thousands from the military in a purge that's expected to hurt its NATO abilities.
Turkey has arrested about 150 journalists since last year's failed military coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The country is now the world's leading jailer of journalists. But as trials begin, Erdogan is insisting that none of these editors and reporters are being tried for their professional work. They're all terrorists, he says.
Fatma takes the public bus to her Istanbul high school about 20 miles away. In Istanbul traffic, the ride can take hours. Fatma and her family are angry about the length of her journey, because there is a neighborhood school minutes away. But that school was converted to a religious institution, known in Turkey as an “imam hatip” school.
Mosques have huge variations in their designs and decorations. But when it comes to designing new mosques in the US, one architect wants to focus on sustainability instead of ornate designs and big chandeliers.
With Kurdish fighters in the city of Kobane trapped between ISIS attacks and Turkish indifference, anger inside Turkey is building. Nineteen Kurdish protesters were killed overnight, and it looks like Kobane may still surrender to ISIS despite US airstrikes.
In 2010 cartoonist Sarah Glidden tagged along with journalist friends as they traveled to Turkey, Iraq and Syria to report on those displaced by the war in Iraq. "Rolling Blackouts" features her hand-drawn observations.
Call it snowshoe art or perhaps folly in the freezing cold, but it takes imagination to create patterns that you can only see from a distance. And Alan Turing, the father of computer science, gets a posthumous pardon from Britain. Pakistan's long experiment in natural-gas cars is crashing. We also explore why Muslims and Jews are celebrating Christmas, and more, in today's Global Scan.