Fariba Nawa is an Istanbul-based journalist, speaker and author of "Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords and One Woman's Journey through Afghanistan."
Fariba Nawa is a journalist, speaker and author. She reports on various issues, including immigrant communities, human rights and the global drug trade. Her work has been published in numerous publications, including Women in the World/New York Times, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Daily Beast, Sunday Times Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle and Mother Jones. She's the author of Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords and One Woman's Journey through Afghanistan, a mix of memoir and reportage focused on women's roles in the world's biggest narcotics business.
Turkish authorities say Halla Barakat and Orouba Barakat were killed in a family dispute. Others suspect a targeted assassination.
Relations between the US and Turkey are deteriorating. Now, the countries have enacted new visa restrictions against one another's citizens. Those affected most include students, business travelers, tourists and other nonimmigrant travelers.
It's been nearly two years since Mujtaba Haidar's family disappeared on a boat bound for Lesbos. He's still searching for them.
Turks will vote on a referendum Sunday that would expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and could keep him in office until 2029. Opponents say it's a power grab by an increasingly authoritarian ruler — and they’re finding creative ways to stand up to a president who’s been widely accused of cracking down on free expression.
Polls suggest the April 16 race is close and many are still undecided.
On Saturday and Sunday, thousands gathered at Dulles Airport in Virginia and in New York, Dallas, Chicago and elsewhere to protest the executive order. Muslim American women at Dulles — and their daughters — were at the forefront of a peaceful resistance movement.
A 16-year-old girl fled Afghanistan for safety in Turkey — but when she got there she was abused.
Polygamy was outlawed in Turkey 90 years ago, but the practice has been gaining in some areas, fueled by the influx of Syrian refugees. Activists say the government is not doing anything about it.
In exchange, the Iranian government promises cash and legal status to undocumented Afghans. Rights groups says the refugees are forced into signing up.