Opinions are strong as citizens across Turkey discuss the nature of religious instruction for school children.
The results of a new opinion poll raise questions about political speech, Islamic identity and the causes of violence.
Turkey is increasing its facilities to house refugees from Syria and Iraq who have fled war and extremist violence in their home countries.
Subsidised childcare will help mothers enter the workforce.
New regulations clarify the legal status of Syrian refugees who have fled Turkey.
The safety and assistance offered by Turkey are appreciated by those who fled terrorist violence and civil war in Syria.
What do you think?
Should the amount of religious education in public schools be changed?
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) welcomes Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow (left) prior to a meeting on March 3rd at the Presidential Palace in Ankara. Turkmenistan hopes to provide the European market with necessary volumes of gas, given its abundant natural gas reserves and the opportunities of developing the export pipeline infrastructure. Currently, the country supplies 10 to 30 billion cubic metres of gas per year to the European market. [AFP]