The US has welcomed the result of the Turkish constitutional referendum. Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan said the result meant the country had 'crossed a historic threshold toward advanced democracy and the supremacy of law'. Matthew Brunwasser reports.
Istanbul is still basking as the host of the recent International Basketball Federation tournament. Now, Istanbul's African residents organized the African Nations Cup. Matthew Brunwasser sent us this report from the Ferikoy soccer stadium in Istanbul.
Matthew Brunwasser visits two ethnic Roma neighborhoods in Bulgaria to find out how the Roma there view the issue of integration. France's extradition of Roma to Bulgaria and Romania has set off a debate about the Roma's place in European society.
Last year China overtook the United States as the world's biggest car market. A joint venture in Bulgaria will produce the first Chinese brand cars in the European Union. From Bahovitsa, Bulgaria, Matthew Brunwasser reports.
Third-generation immigrants, born and raised in Germany, are still considered foreigners. That's prompted many Turks to leave Germany for a country they've never lived in. Matthew Brunwasser reports from Istanbul.
In the Geo Quiz we're searching for the jungles of Mullaitivu this time. These jungles are found at the northern end of an island nation in the Indian Ocean. It's an area that was scarred by a civil war that dragged on for 25 years.
In Sliven, the gypsy capital of Bulgaria, an unusual Roma brass band hopes to give new life to traditional gypsy music. The band Karandila Junior is already winning fans around Europe. From Sliven (SLEE-ven), Matthew Brunwasser reports.
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.
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.'