Matthew Brunwasser

Politics

Turkey: Where politics and religion mix

Matthew Brunwasser reports on the funeral Tuesday of a former Turkish Prime Minister, now considered the father of political Islam in Turkey, one of the few countries in the Middle East region to successfully mix religion and politics.

Arts, Culture & Media

On spice tour in East Africa

For the Geo Quiz, we're looking for an island off the coast of East Africa. 50 years ago, it joined up with the former African colony named Tanganyika and became part of Tanzania. The island's exotic spices have for centuries attracted spice merchants.

Conflict & Justice

Turkish gays and the military

Military service is mandatory in Turkey, and its policy on homosexuals serving in the military is that Turkey's armed forces consider gays ineligible to serve. From Istanbul, Matthew Brunwasser reports on Turkey's policy of 'will ask, must tell.'