Stories about Turkey from September, 2015
By Land or By Sea? Refugees Trying to Leave Turkey Face Tough Decisions
As Turkey and its neighbors consider how to handle the millions of refugees looking for homes, Iraqi refugee Amer Mohammad camps outside an Istanbul bus station, waiting to travel.
The Arrest of Arash Zad, Iran's Start-Up Kid
A popular technology blogger and pioneer of Iran's start-up scene is quietly arrested at Tehran's international airport. A strange turn of events for someone not involved in an dissident activity.
Charlie Hebdo's Cartoons of Alan Kurdi Spark Another Round of Free Speech Debates
French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo kicks off a new free-speech debate with its latest cartoons about the refugee crisis and specifically deceased Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi.
Refugees Met with Generosity and Suspicion in France
Despite enduring fear and suspicion towards refugees, many citizens initiatives have been launched or scaled up in France to meet their needs.
Turkey’s ‘Kurdish Question’ on Fire Again
The AKP-led peace between Turkey and Kurdish militants brokered in late 2012 seems like a distant memory amid an upsurge of violence.
Dust Storm Envelops Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon
A massive dust storm is covering countries across the Western region of the Middle East today and tomorrow. Here are some photographs of the mess.
Alan Kurdi's Death Forces Canada to Confront Its Commitment to Helping Syrian Refugees
"As a grandfather, it's unbearable to see the image of that little body on a beach. Canada must act. Let’s not wait any longer."
I'm a Syrian Refugee in Turkey, but I've Decided to Return Home
As the news fills daily with reports of refugees risking their lives to cross into Europe, one Syrian Kurd who found asylum in Turkey has decided to go back.