Burning low-quality coal spoils air quality and undermines EU obligations, citizens say.
An international survey finds that Turkey has made improvements, but experts say structural changes are needed.
New financial assistance for Cyprus will help Turkish Cypriots to get "closer to the EU" and boost the reunification process, EU officials say.
The human rights commissioner urges the government to thoroughly examine excessive use of force against Gezi protesters.
Turkey's citizens enjoyed economic growth and access to quick loans in recent years but authorities say it is time for a reality check.
Reforms and implementation of international standards are among the latest efforts to eradicate the problem.
The commission's future is uncertain following the ruling party's decision to walk out.
Environmentalists remain vigilant as the government takes steps to increase forested areas.
Local and EU-sponsored initiatives ensure greater public sector transparency and accountability.
Turkey's unique location opens its way toward becoming a global energy centre in the near future, experts and world leaders agree.
Sectarian tensions threaten regional stability and inter-cultural harmony, they said.
Detention of hacking suspects reignited a spirited debate.
Syria's chemical weapons have been a threat to both Syrians and to Turkey.
Experts say that continued collaboration provides a chance for Turkey to enhance its relationship with the EU.
As the peace process moves forward, the debate about the fate of 60,000 armed village guards has been increasing.
Cultural development and security grow when regional countries assist one another, experts said.
The Ayvalik film festival is praised by its international participants and the audience for providing a platform for dialogue and co-operation through movies.
Officials from both countries plan to meet this month to discuss joint military ventures.
Inspired by the protests, women are voicing their demands in the public arena.
Social media enables people to connect with the world, but there is a danger of quickly spreading misinformation, experts say.
Students complain about the state's higher education institution and the emphasis placed on the college entrance exam.
The visa would cover daily travel, and is designed to increase relations between the two countries, experts say.
Arts education in Kurdish has developed the fine arts and the language itself, musicians say.
Locals hope that the open border crossings will reduce smuggling.
Officials and experts say the arrangement could be mutually beneficial for doctors in need of work and a nation in need of more doctors.
Experts say that making it easier to start a business would bring more investment to Turkey and help satisfy EU requirements.