Antakya’s Uzun Çarşı, a historic covered bazaar, was partially destroyed during the Feb. 6 earthquakes. Workers have cleared much of the debris from walkways and shopkeepers have reopened, sometimes directly across from piles of rubble.

In Turkey’s hardest-hit province, earthquake survivors adapt to a life without buildings

Natural disasters

Six months after twin earthquakes devastated southern Turkey and northern Syria, the residents who remain are carving out a life amid the rubble.

Zehra Kurukafa walks past a destroyed house in the village of Polat, Turkey, Feb. 12, 2023.

Turkey earthquake survivors face despair, as rescues wane

Natural disasters
Men remove debris as they search for people in a destroyed building in Adana, Turkey, Feb. 6, 2023.

After deadly quake in Turkey, rescue teams struggle to help amid frigid temps

Natural disasters
soldiers in a tank

As bombs fall, northern Syria braces for a potential Turkish invasion

Conflict & Justice
People put flowers over a memorial placed on the spot of Sunday's explosion on Istanbul's popular pedestrian Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul, Nov. 14, 2022.

Turkey detains Syrian suspect in deadly Istanbul bombing

neighborhood sidewalk

‘How long will this continue?’: People in Istanbul see their rents double as inflation soars


This summer, Turkish inflation reached levels not seen since the 1990s, and nowhere is it more clear than the rental market. Tenants are seeing their rents double, or even triple, in just one year.

a soldier in front of a prison

Turkey eyes a new military operation in northern Syria, leaving people in the area on edge


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says he plans to establish an 18-mile “safe zone” in northern Syria to counter a US-backed Kurdish group. Erdoğan considers the People’s Protection Units, or the YPG, a threat to the security of his country.

A security guard stands at the entrance of the Medical Forensic Institution in Istanbul, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022.

In a Turkish border town, migrant ‘pushbacks’ from Greece turn deadly


Last week, 19 migrants froze to death near a Turkish village on the border with Greece. Their deaths shed new light on pushbacks, which witnesses say are routine.

A semazen leans his head back while turning during a sema ritual at the Irfan Civilization Research and Culture Center in Konya, Turkey.

Turkey’s ‘whirling dervishes’ strive to keep the practice sacred amid tourist demand

Sacred Nation

In the city of Konya, adherents of a Sufi ritual meditation are torn between commercialism and tradition.

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


On July 1, Turkey formally withdrew from the Istanbul Convention, designed to protect women against violence, claiming a section on sexual orientation and gender identity counters Turkey’s “family values.”