People are protesting a court ruling to sentence Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu to prison and bar him from politics for two-plus years. He's seen as a key challenger to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Men are fleeing Russia by land or air days after President Vladimir Putin said he was mobilizing more forces into Ukraine. NPR met Russians arriving in Turkey, where they don't need visas to enter.
The once-annual Pride march has been banned since 2015 when police used tear gas and water cannons after a last-minute ban to disperse crowds.
Below the surface of the sprawling, modern metropolis is a different world. Archaeologists are gaining insights into the city's ancient past by examining the basements of ordinary buildings.
The Byzantine-era architectural marvel has been used as a museum since 1934 and is widely regarded as a symbol of peaceful religious coexistence. A court ruling Friday revoked its museum status.
As Harvard and MIT challenge a new visa requirement that doesn't allow for online-only curricula, students face difficult choices.
Once viewed as a refuge by members of the Muslim minority group, Turkey has detained Uighurs and told them to hush criticism about the Chinese government. Some have already been deported.
Turkey's hosting of millions of Syrian refugees has generated a backlash, and the government says too many are living in Istanbul. Some have been ordered to leave within two weeks.
Turkish election authorities have cancelled a major election victory for the country's main opposition party, according to Turkish state media. The Istanbul mayor's race will be re-run on June 23.
Sunday's local elections are widely seen as a referendum on both President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's leadership and his AK Party's grip on power.