Once one of Syria’s closest allies, Turkey has been a vocal opponent of Assad’s violent crackdown against anti-government protesters. But while Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has talked tough, he’s stopped short of military intervention.
Compared to other seemingly intractable political struggles, the one between Turkish and Greek Cypriots has received little attention in the last few years. But that’s about to change.This summer, the Greek Cypriots are poised to take over the rotating E.U. presidency.
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.