A new player enters Turkey’s social media space

I got to talking to The World‘s Marco Werman about AKPitter.com: an alternative to Twitter in Turkey. You can listen to our conversation above, or to the entire episode here. Claire Lancaster produced the segment and wrote the following article on Turkey’s current social media landscape: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan picked a fight with the Internet last…

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Turkey: Women’s Rights after the Arab Spring

The feature  starts at minute 06:43. In early 2013, Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued a call to arms, of sorts. Speaking at a conference on family and social policy in Ankara, he urged married couples to produce at least three children; saying Turkey’s economic stability depends on it. Or as he stated it:…

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Turkey: A Legal Limbo for more than 500,000 Syrians

In Turkey the refugee crisis has reached unprecedented proportions. Tens of thousands of Afghans have arrived in an effort to get to the European Union, as well as thousands more from Asia and Africa. And more recently, war ravaged Syria to its south has sent more than half a million refugees across the border. But…