The president's comments about gender inequality at a summit on women's issues sparked controversy and concern in a nation where domestic abuse is a serious problem.
Turkish and Kurdish women march in solidarity against the terrorist organisation in Istanbul and Sanliurfa.
The new judicial package raises concerns over the rule of law in Turkey as it grants excessive authority to police and prosecutors.
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.
A new report by Amnesty International calls for global assistance to help Turkey accommodate the growing number of Syrian refugees.
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Turkey recently approved participation in United Nations peacekeeping missions in Africa. Do you believe Turkey's work will promote international cooperation?
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (left) welcomes Chad's Prime Minister Kalzeubet Pahimi Deubet prior to a meeting in Ankara, on Tuesday (December 16th). "Chad is still a virgin country with many resources and opportunities," Deubet told Turkish press, calling officials to co-operate in the energy sector. [AFP]