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.
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.
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.
This fall, Turkey's AKP party ended a law that kept women from wearing Islamic headscarves in some public places. It was supposed to provide more personal freedom. And for some women, it has. But others feel it has emboldened conservatives who want to restrict women's behavior.
A Syrian passport once cost $9 and took only a few hours to issue. As the Syrian conflict enters its seventh year, Syrians in Turkey are paying up to $2,000 and waiting for months to get one of the world’s weakest passports.