The inclusion of LGBTI candidates in municipal elections is being hailed as a new phase of the human rights movement in Turkey.
A new liberalised transit permit regime between Bulgaria and Turkey should help businesses and develop the economy in both countries, officials and business owners say.
Turkey and NATO seek to isolate the al Qaeda-affiliated group by rebuilding institutions and security.
A Hatay artist's woodwork helps set a tone of inter-religious harmony.
Experts say European countries and Turkey need to develop new plans to diversify their energy resources as it becomes a major transit point for oil and natural gas.
Advocacy groups and lawyers are seeking comprehensive improvements in Turkey's juvenile prisons and justice system.
Some reforms conflict with European standards, according to EU officials.
A new bill that closes private preparation courses raises concerns about the politicisation of the education system.
With an increased presence in East Africa, Turkish companies and business associations are finding new avenues of investment.
The case is believed to be the first in Turkey in which a court refused to reduce a criminal sentence involving violence against a member of the gay community.
Turkey lags behind many other large economies in maintaining gender equality, according to a new report.