Recent unrest underscored the need for a peaceful solution to the Kurdish issue.
The government's decision on allowing headscarves starting in secondary schools stirs controversy among rights advocates.
Turkey's plan to allow minority religion courses is welcomed by rights advocates, but experts say more steps are needed to meet universal standards.
Local and national authorities provide aid for the latest influx of Syrian refugees.
Prosecutors are pursuing a coup indictment against the members of Besiktas football club's iconic Carsi fan group, but lawyers say the case has no merit.
Refugees from Syria and Iraq need urgent assistance to survive the cold, officials say.
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Turkey has prepared a new strategy for pursuing European Union membership. Do you feel this new approach will yield better results?
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) and US Vice President Joe Biden talk during a meeting on November 22nd in Istanbul. Their discussion focused on the situation in Syria and on Turkey's support for the coalition fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. [AFP/Turkish Presidential Press Service]