In 2020, the #MeToo movement caused ripples in Turkey and Iran, renewing attention to gender-based violence and sexual assault.
Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6, disrupting Congress's certification of Joe Biden as president-elect. Coup experts explain this violent insurrection wasn't technically a coup.
Erdoğan's aggressive foreign policy is one of the reasons Turkey's economy is suffering a downturn.
A new ceasefire is unlikely to stop clashes between the warring expat communities around the world.
Prematurely declaring election victory is a hallmark of non-democratic regimes.
What are the drivers behind violent attacks against minorities in Turkey?
As Turkey reaches around the world to spy on and intimidate dissidents, new research shows Turks living in Canada are fearful and make frequent changes in how they live to protect themselves.
Renewed conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh is rooted as much in the past as it is the present.
The Horn of Africa is the epicentre of foreign military activity. Foreign troops have been deployed to support peace initiatives, subdue terror groups and support foreign security initiatives.
Converting Istanbul's Byzantine churches implies a hierarchy prioritising the city's Islamic past over all other periods.
Adding the eastern Mediterranean into the mix complicates matters, though. The two sides appear to have opened Pandora’s box.
With France on manoeuvres and Germany struggling to play peacemaker, Turkish-Greek relations are close to 1974 lows.
It's two years since Turkey's last near-death experience, and the same short-term fixes are unlikely to work again.
The Hagia Sophia is important in Turkey as a symbol of nation's changing identity since the Byzantine empire. However, it also holds significance globally as a Unesco site and tourist attraction.
The first Muslim prayer in 86 years was held on July 24 inside Hagia Sophia, recently reconverted to a mosque. For over a millennium, this grand monument has wielded enormous power.
A proposed new law could increase state control over social media, amid an effort to curb criticism of the Erdoğan government.
Leaders' efforts to end conflict have been ineffective. Working through regional economic communities might be part of a better approach.
Frogs are harvested as food by the millions every year. A new study shows that uncontrolled frog hunting could drive some populations to extinction by midcentury.
New research with survivors of sexual violence who have been forced to migrate reveals difficulties of COVID-19 lockdowns.
To stem the spread of COVID-19, Turkey is releasing 90,000 prison inmates. Not on the list for release: tens of thousands of academics, journalists and others the regime sees as political threats.