NPR - World News:In Turkey, Teachers, Parents Concerned About Religious Nature Of New Curriculum
Schoolchildren are back in class in Turkey, but concern is growing about the latest changes to the curriculum that emphasize religion in what has long been a secular school system.

CNN - World:The West cannot afford to give up on Turkey
European leaders are set to discuss the increasingly difficult issue of Turkey at a summit this week in Brussels amid the deepest freeze in bilateral relations in years.

NPR - World News:In Syria, What Role Should The U.S. Play In Raqqa?
U.S. airstrikes helped U.S.-backed forces oust ISIS from the Syrian city. Steve Inskeep talks to James Jeffrey, former ambassador to Iraq and Turkey, who says the U.S. will have to stay engaged there.

CNN - World:US ambassador to Turkey slams Ankara over staff arrest
The US ambassador to Turkey has slammed the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the arrest of a consular staff member.

CNN - World:
The US ambassador to Turkey John Bass has slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the arrest of a consular staff member.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, a notorious dog lover, cuddled with his new puppy named Verny, a gift from the leader of Turkmenistan.

NPR - World News:U.S. And Turkey Mutually Stop Issuing Visas
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute about the recent visa dispute between the United States and Turkey.

CNN - World:Erdogan must stop picking fights with Turkey's friends
The decision by the United States to suspend the processing of visas for Turkish citizens following the arrest of a US Consulate employee looks set to escalate if media reports that Turkish authorities have issued an arrest warrant for another consular official turn out to be true.

CNN - World:Turkish forces scout Syria's Idlib province
A Turkish military reconnaissance team has been deployed to the northern Syrian province of Idlib ahead of the establishment of a "de-escalation zone" there, the Turkish army said.

NPR - World News:The U.S. And Turkey Are Locked In A Visa Standoff
Diplomats in the U.S. and Turkey are hoping to keep a visa dispute from escalating. The diplomatic feud began when an employee at the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul was arrested.

CNN - World:US, Turkey mutually suspend visa services
Both the United States and Turkey have suspended all non-immigrant visa services for travel between the two countries, after last week's arrest of a US consulate employee in Istanbul.

CNN - World:Turkey backs Syrian rebel group in new anti-extremist push in Idlib
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday announced a new operation in the northern Syrian province of Idlib to drive out an al Qaeda splinter group before the establishment of a de-escalation zone there.

CNN - World:
For 15 years the LGBTQ community in Istanbul has held a pride parade, but for the past two years Turkish police have obstructed it. CNN's Gul Tuysuz has the details.