Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Justice

Turkey jails more journalists than any other nation. Those in detention are all terrorists, Erdogan says.

Turkey has arrested about 150 journalists since last year's failed military coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The country is now the world's leading jailer of journalists. But as trials begin, Erdogan is insisting that none of these editors and reporters are being tried for their professional work. They're all terrorists, he says.

Conflict

President Trump, will you remove US nuclear weapons from Turkey?

The United States keeps a stockpile of 50 nuclear weapons at a US air base in Incirlik, Turkey. As Turkey votes in a referendum Sunday that could give broader — critics say authoritarian — powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, it's worth asking whether Turkey should continue to host US nuclear arms.

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Development & Education

Environmental concerns at core of Turkish protests

Ongoing anti-government protests in Turkey began as a way to protect a rare green patch in the nation's largest city. Though they later swelled to object to the government's treatment of their demonstrations, the movement's environmental roots could lead to greater awareness of increasing endangerment of the country's natural resources.