Fariba Nawa is a journalist, speaker and author. She reports on various issues, including immigrant communities, human rights and the global drug trade. Her work has been published in numerous publications, including Women in the World/New York Times, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Daily Beast, Sunday Times Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle and Mother Jones. She's the author of Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords and One Woman's Journey through Afghanistan, a mix of memoir and reportage focused on women's roles in the world's biggest narcotics business.
Turkish authorities say Halla Barakat and Orouba Barakat were killed in a family dispute. Others suspect a targeted assassination.
Abortion has been legal in Turkey since 1983, but the ruling AK Party and president have been chipping away at access to the procedure over the past decade.
Women & Girls
Divorce in Turkey is on the rise, even as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's government offers tax-breaks and incentives to women to get married and start a family. Despite those efforts, women are getting married older and the rate of marriage is declining.
Conflict & Justice
As doors close to Afghan refugees around the globe, Afghan children face an uncertain future in Iran. Some have rights and public sympathy, others face deportation and discrimination.
For many of the Syrians in Turkey who fought in, or rooted for the opposition, the bloodshed is ending in death and destruction with no freedom.
Relations between the US and Turkey are deteriorating. Now, the countries have enacted new visa restrictions against one another's citizens. Those affected most include students, business travelers, tourists and other nonimmigrant travelers.
Multiple award-winning Turkish author Asli Erdogan is no longer trapped in her native Turkey.
It's been nearly two years since Mujtaba Haidar's family disappeared on a boat bound for Lesbos. He's still searching for them.
Turks will vote on a referendum Sunday that would expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and could keep him in office until 2029. Opponents say it's a power grab by an increasingly authoritarian ruler — and they’re finding creative ways to stand up to a president who’s been widely accused of cracking down on free expression.
Polls suggest the April 16 race is close and many are still undecided.