Turkey is threatening to cut off relations with the European Union if Cyprus takes over the rotating E.U. presidency, as planned later this year. The U.N. will bring together both Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders this weekend to move negotiations forward.
This edition of Global Notes serves up the kind of Turkey that even vegetarians can enjoy.As Americans prepare to feast on foul, Jerome and Radio M host Tony Sarabia spin some of their favorite music from Turkey, including the 1970s psychedelics of Erkin Koray and Selda, modern pop
Though rapidly modernizing, Turkey is behind in offering basic rights to its 8.5 million disabled citizens.Şafak Pavey, who lost an arm and a leg in a train accident in Switzerland, is the first disabled woman elected to parliament.
A new law approved earlier this month allows Cubans to buy and sell property. Some observers say the reform is nothing short of revolutionary. WBEZ’s Achy Obejas tells us what these changes might mean for the country.
Even the most fearless cooks can be felled by one dish: turkey. The mighty bird poses a variety of conundrums--how long and at what temperature should the bird be cooked? How can it be kept moist? And why won’t it thaw faster?
Relations between Turkey and Israel are at an all-time low. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he won’t restore normal relations with the Israelis until he receives an official apology for last year’s attack on a Turkish flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip.