Like many doctors around the world, Turkish doctors at public health facilities face often-staggering workloads. But unlike in other places, Turkish doctors now face a stunning amount of violence from disgruntled patients and their relatives.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants you to know Turkey's problems are not of his making. In fact, he says, they can all be tracked back to some foreign influence or agitator. And no foreigner is immune.
Turkey's effort to block Twitter was largely unsuccessful — but it's had an unexpected consequence. Supporters of the local ruling party and Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan have launched a Twitter alternative — AKPitter.
There are literally millions of Syrians living as refugees around the Middle East. About 1 million of them are living in Turkey, where many have decided to take to begging on the streets to make ends meet. But they're not always getting a friendly welcome.
The ruling AK party in Turkey cleaned up in local elections on Sunday. The vote was seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been mired in allegations of corruption and increasing authoritarianism.
“Twitter, Schmitter! We have a court order now. We will wipe out all of these social media sites. The international community can say this or that, I don't care at all. Everyone will see how powerful the Republic of Turkey really is.”