During the past 12 months, more than 260 people have been killed in terrorist attacks by ISIS or Kurdish militants. Ömer Taşpınar, a Turkey expert at the Brookings Institution, explains the country's dual conflicts.
Tourist numbers were already sinking faster than they had since violence in the 1990s. Now, with the Ataturk Airport attack and other terror strikes, prospects for Turkey's travel industry this summer could not look much worse.
A photographer and a Turkish set designer started building domestic scenes on the street of New York. What started out as an art project has become a commentary on our disposable culture and how public space is valued.
Giorgos Germenis was one of 21 members of the Golden Dawn party, often associated with neo-Nazis and fascism, elected to the Greek Parliament. He's a member of a black metal band -- a type of music associated with dark, violent themes and satanism. He's not your typical politician.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants you to know Turkey's problems are not of his making. In fact, he says, they can all be tracked back to some foreign influence or agitator. And no foreigner is immune.
The US is having some issues mobilizing a coalition in its new war on the militants of ISIS. US Secretary of State John Kerry has been traveling in the Middle East and says he has support from 10 Arab nations, but what that support actually means is uncertain.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey's president, is trying to make the long-lost Ottoman form of Turkish a mandatory part of his country's schooling. Some Turks are excited to be reconnected to their history, but others say it's simply part of Erdoğan's religious political agenda.
In Iraq, Salma was officially considered a man. She is intersex — someone born with indeterminate gender — and has chosen to live as a woman. After serving as an interpreter for the US military during the Iraq war, she received death threats and a grant of asylum in the US. Now, a new program is helping her and other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees establish new lives in America.
ISIS is funding its war by selling oil from the fields it controls in Iraq and Syria, to the tune of millions of dollars. Strangely enough, the enemies it is fighting are some of the main customers. That complicates the US goal of crippling the ISIS war machine.
Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is the proud resident of a new presidential palace with 1,000 rooms and a $350 million price tag. It's another manifestation of what critics call his "neo-Ottoman" tendencies, but Turks are angry over the grandiose new building.
Part of the US' strategy to fight ISIS has been to arm Kurdish opposition forces, including the dominant group PYD. It has close ties to the PKK, the Kurdish Workers Party, which Turkey considers a terrorist organization.