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PRI's The World

Turkey tries to amp up its border security as the threat from ISIS rises

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Turkey, NATO's southern flank, shares a border with ISIS extremists. For years, that border has been easy to cross, allowing foreign fighters to stream into Syria. Now, with ISIS on the rampage, Turkey is trying to shut down the border, but it may be too late.

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PRI's The World

This architect says the most important feature of a mosque is its sustainability

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mosques have huge variations in their designs and decorations. But when it comes to designing new mosques in the US, one architect wants to focus on sustainability instead of ornate designs and big chandeliers.

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PRI's The World

Turkey meets the new boss, same as the old boss

Monday, August 11, 2014

People in Turkey voted for a new president over the weekend. It was the first time in Turkey's history that a president was directly chosen by the people, and they selected their powerful but embattled prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

What would an Erdogan presidency mean for Turkey?

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

What would an Erdogan presidency mean for Turkey?

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The Takeaway

How a Turkish Leader is Starting an Opposition Movement in PA

Friday, June 27, 2014

huge political constituency in Turkey aims to challenge the Turkish Prime Minister, using Islamist style governance.  Their champion? An exiled Turkish leader, living in Rural Pennsylvania, who is responsible for a growing network of schools and political institutions. 

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The Takeaway

The High Price of Turkey's Silence With ISIS

Friday, June 27, 2014

For years, Turkey permitted rebel groups to cross the border into Syria in the hopes that they would topple the Assad regime. But Assad held firm and Syria has since become a hotbed of ISIS activity and terrorism that has ultimately spilled over into Iraq.

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The Takeaway

Turkey's Elections & A Prime Minister's Future

Monday, March 31, 2014

Voters in Turkey went to the polls to decide on more than their next mayors—the election could very likely be a direct referendum on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Turkey in turmoil over Erdogan's Twitter ban

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Turkey in turmoil over Erdogan's Twitter ban

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The Leonard Lopate Show

"From Both Sides of the Aegean"

Friday, March 21, 2014

Maria Iliou, who wrote and directed the documentary “From Both Sides of the Aegean: Expulsion and Exchange of Populations, Turkey-Greece: 1922-1924,” and historical consultant Alexander Kitroeff, discuss documenting the ethnic cleansing and violent expulsion of Greeks from the Ottoman Empire. In the first compulsory “exchange of populations” in the modern world, 1.2 million Greek Orthodox and 400,000 Muslims were forcibly relocated from Turkey to Greece and Greece to Turkey respectively. “From Both Sides of the Aegean” opens March 21 at the Quad Cinema.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The turmoil in Turkey

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The turmoil in Turkey

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The Takeaway

United Nations Report Confirms the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The U.N.’s long-awaited report came out on Monday confirming the use of chemical weapons in Syria. But there are several competing interests in the Syrian conflict. Robin Wright is distinguished scholar at the Wilson Center and the U.S. Institute of Peace. She's the author of "Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World." She joins The Takeaway to discuss the ways that all parties may find common ground.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The View from Turkey

Monday, September 16, 2013

As the Syrian civil war grinds on, a steady stream of refugees have left the country seeking shelter in neighboring Turkey. Turkish journalist and Al Arabiya columnist, Ceylan Ozbudak, calls in to talk about how the debate over Syrian intervention has played out in the Turkish media.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Brain on Technology; Latest Budget Standoff; A Turkish Perspective on Syria

Monday, September 16, 2013

Clive Thompson discusses his new book, in which he explains how our interactions with technology make us smarter. Plus: A Turkish perspective on the debate over intervention in Syria; Elizabeth Williamson of The Wall Street Journal provides context for the next budget showdown in Congress; and an update on the mayoral race.

World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Currency jitters in India and emerging markets

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Currency jitters in India and emerging markets

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New Sounds

Still More World Music

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sample an hour of global music, some rooted in traditional instruments, and some music that brings the west aboard as well.

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The Takeaway

Connecting the Voices of Democracy

Friday, June 28, 2013

Today, the overarching symbol of democracy is popular discontent—from Turkey and Bulgaria, to Brazil and again this weekend in Egypt, the language and the time zones may change, but the voice of their protest is increasingly the same. According to Columbia University Professor Alfred Stepan, these protests are a direct reflection of the levels of democratic consolidation in the countries at hand.

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New Sounds

New Music a la Turk (or From Turkey)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Hear Turkish music on this New Sounds, with traditional Turkish rhythms, melodies, & instruments. Plus, listen to Turkish musicians, collaborating with the Canadian group, Esmerine. 

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Top 5 @ 105

Top Five Recent Pop-Up Performances

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sometimes the surprise of an unexpected performance, whether in a grounded plane, in protest-filled streets, or an unassuming corner in Brooklyn, can be both poignant and inspiring.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The Istanbul protests and the future of Turkish politics

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Istanbul protests and the future of Turkish politics

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The Takeaway

Turkish Riot Police Force Protesters Out of Taksim Square

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The unrest in Turkey intensified last night as riot police used tear gas, water cannons, and sound bombs to scatter thousands of protesters. Claire Berlinski is a freelance reporter in Turkey and a senior fellow for Turkey at the American Foreign Policy Center. Her neighborhood, located four blocks from Taksim Square, was on fire yesterday.

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