Gaziantep

Salim Abdul Ghani helped start the Rainbow Center in the Akyol neighborhood in Gaziantep, Turkey, to help Syrian youth stay off the streets.

This center in Turkey was a refuge for Syrian youth. The pandemic shut it down.

In Turkey, a center that helped get children and youth off the streets has been closed for more than a year amid the pandemic.  

This center in Turkey was a refuge for Syrian youth. The pandemic shut it down.
A man throws his hands in the air near a bird coop

Turkey’s ancient practice of pigeon raising sees new life in quarantine 

Turkey’s ancient practice of pigeon raising sees new life in quarantine 
A Syrian refugee man works at a bakery in Gaziantep, Turkey, May 16, 2016.

The world closed its doors to Syrian refugees. Now Turkey wants to send them back. 

The world closed its doors to Syrian refugees. Now Turkey wants to send them back. 
Syrian children

For Syrian refugee children in Turkey, a 'home with dignity' is hard to find

For Syrian refugee children in Turkey, a 'home with dignity' is hard to find
syrian food served in turkey

Syrian revolution changed how women are viewed in the workplace

Syrian revolution changed how women are viewed in the workplace
Talet Cagdas, the owner of Gaziantep's Imam Cagdas restaurant, pours a sugary melted butter mixture over one of the day's first batches of Baklava. It's the finishing touch on a labor intensive sweet.

Pistachio prices are through the roof, and Turkey's baklava makers are panicking

Pistachio farming is a pretty complicated business. For one thing, only the female trees bear fruit. And only every other year. So even small problems with a harvest can have big effects, like wild spikes in price.

Pistachio prices are through the roof, and Turkey's baklava makers are panicking

Turkish Border Town Struggling in Face of Ongoing Syria Crisis

Gaziantep in southern Turkey is known as one of the "Anatolian Tigers" for its dramatic economic growth, driven by industry and border trade. But the boomtown has been hit hard by the crisis next door. From Gaziantep, Matthew Brunwasser reports.

Turkish Border Town Struggling in Face of Ongoing Syria Crisis