Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman review a military honor guard during a welcome ceremony, in Ankara, Turkey

MBS visits Ankara as Turkey attempts to repair relations with its regional rivals

Global Politics

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for talks in Ankara. The visit comes as Turkey seeks to repair ties with its regional rivals. Steven A. Cook at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington spoke with The World’s host Carol Hills about the significance of the visit.

Yassin, a farmer from al-Sebat village in Rural Hasakah, stands in the yard where he keeps his livestock while explaining the catastrophic effects of drought on his life.

Drought in Iraq and Syria could totally collapse food system for millions, aid groups warn

Climate Change
Protesters chant slogans against the government's decision to withdraw from Istanbul Convention

Hundreds protest Turkey’s withdrawal from treaty to prevent violence against women

Supporters of the Turkey Youth Union chant slogans during a protest against US President Joe Biden's statement, outside the US consulate in Istanbul, April 26, 2021.

Turkey’s Erdoğan calls Biden’s acknowledgment of the Armenian genocide ‘unfounded, unjust, unrealistic’

Human rights
Merkel stands at a podium flanked by two German flags.

Merkel reverses plan for strict Easter lockdown in Germany

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A group of Uyghur mothers are trying to get the Turkish government to help find their missing children in China. The women set out on foot from Istanbul to Ankara, the capital of Turkey, to demonstrate, and say they will continue to wait there until offic

Uyghur mothers in Turkey walk for miles to ask politicians for help locating their children in China

Human rights

These mothers say they were separated from their families by the Chinese government’s campaign of forced labor camps and surveillance, which has targeted the ethnic Uyghur minority living in the Xinjiang autonomous region since 2017. 

A man in a suit stands at a podium near red and white Turkish flag.

French teacher’s murder widens France-Turkey rift over secularism


As France mourns a beloved teacher murdered after showing controversial cartoons in class, a diplomatic rift between Europe and the Muslim world over secularism and religious freedom is widening.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis are shown both wearing dark blazers and bumping elbows.

Pompeo voices support for talks between Greece, Turkey

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed support Tuesday for talks between Greece and Turkey, NATO allies whose relations deteriorated to the point where both had warships facing off in the Mediterranean Sea.

A Turkish ship with a flag sails in the eastern Mediterranean Sea

Greece and Turkey sail toward a crisis of sea borders 


Greece’s and Turkey’s land borders are fairly clear these days — but claims over the sea are not. When you add recent, underwater gas discoveries to the mix, the decision about who has the right to drill — and where — becomes tangled and complex. 

Three women wearing head scarves, long jackets and masks by a gray fountain

In Turkey, doctors fear coronavirus numbers are higher than the government admits 


Turkey’s reopening follows a national lull in the coronavirus infections. But the country’s largest association of doctors says that based on its own research, the actual number of cases of the coronavirus in Turkey is much higher than reported figures.