NPR - World News:18 Years After Turkey's Deadly Quake, Safety Concerns Grow About The Next Big One
A 1999 quake killed 17,000. Experts are warning that Turkey is badly unprepared, and concern is growing since many urban green spaces meant as earthquake evacuation zones have been sold to developers.
NPR - World News:Warren Buffett Backs Nuclear Fuel Bank In Kazakhstan
An unusual bank will open Tuesday in Kazakhstan. The deposits will be nuclear fuel, low-enriched uranium. The customers withdrawing low-enriched uranium will be nations which lack enrichment facilities. The idea is to convince such nations not to build their own. Warren Buffett is among the bank's founders.
CNN - World:Merkel warns Turkey over imprisoned Germans
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has demanded the release of German citizens detained in Turkey, describing their imprisonment as "unjustified" on Tuesday.
CNN - World:First on CNN: US troops exchange fire with Turkish-backed rebels in Syria
US troops in northern Syria came under direct attack last week by Turkish-backed rebels, a military official with the coalition fighting ISIS told CNN Tuesday. The official said that while US troops returned fire there were no casualties on either side.
NPR - World News:Mattis Seeks To Calm Nervous Ally In Turkey
Secretary of Defense James Mattis is in Turkey, trying to reassure President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that America's backing of Kurdish fighters won't undermine Turkey's security.
NPR - World News:Suspect In Finland Stabbing Rampage Identified As 18-Year-Old Moroccan
Police in Finland say the man suspected of killing two people and injuring six others in the city of Turku Friday is an 18-year old Moroccan citizen who was previously known to authorities.
NPR - World News:In Turkey, Schools Will Stop Teaching Evolution This Fall
When Turkish children head back to school, something will be missing from their textbooks: any mention of evolution. The government is phasing in what it calls a values-based curriculum.
CNN - World:Finland attack: Several people stabbed in Turku
Police in Finland have shot and arrested a suspect after several people were injured in a stabbing spree in the southwestern city of Turku.
CNN - World:Terrorists attack Burkina Faso restaurant
Security forces in Burkina Faso have ended an operation against terrorists who attacked a Turkish cafe in the capital Ouagadougou Sunday that left 18 dead including two attackers, the communications minister Remis Dandjinou said Monday.
NPR - World News:In Turkey, Syrian Workers Struggle To Obtain Official Employment
Turkey hosts about 3 million refugees from Syria and most work in jobs off-the-books for little pay. A government plan to bring them into the formal market has barely taken hold.
NPR - World News:For Syrian Refugees In Turkey, A Long Road To Regular Employment
Many of the Syrians in Turkey are educated professionals who are under-employed, working off the books for low pay. A government program is trying to change that, but things are moving slowly.
NPR - World News:At Least 20 Dead After Gunmen Attack Restaurant In Burkina Faso
Gunmen on motorcycles attacked a Turkish restaurant in the West African nation of Burkina Faso popular with westerners. The government says 20 people were killed. An attack last year on a cafe nearby killed 30 people.
NPR - World News:Tensions Escalate Between Turkey And Germany
Turkey and Germany have been close allies and around 3 million Turks live in Germany. But recently a rift has developed, and it's complicated by Turkey's ongoing purge following a failed coup.