At a fine arts high school in southeast Turkey, students are learning western classical music. But this type of music has often struggled to catch here. Matthew Brunnwasser pays a visit to a fine arts school where western classical music is taught.
In Turkey, Islamic creationist guru Adnan Oktar has adopted a new weapon in his fight for Islamic values and against Darwinism: buxom television babes. Among other things, they host the talk show Building Bridges to win creationist converts.
There's a region in Greece that's home to the "Holy Mountain." It's one of the holiest sites for Orthodox Christians. Anyone can visit, as long as they're male. Reporter Matthew Brunwasser spent four days in Mount Athos.
In Turkey, Kurdish culture is having something of a Renaissance. Public expressions of Kurdish culture are now legal. Now a new cultural center has opened for traditional Kurdish story-tellers to practice their ancient art.
Vultures are associated with death but they're a welcome presence in the Madzharovo region of Bulgaria. Reporter Matthew Brunwasser took a tour of the Eastern Rhodope Nature Reserve, otherwise known as the Vulture Center.