Reporters Without Borders has put Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on its "Predator of Press Freedom" list of 35 heads of state, extremist organizations, secret services and criminal groups.
The Turkish national currency has tanked again just one day after the nation's central bank raised its top interest rate. The move sent the lira soaring only briefly, indicating that market uncertainties prevail.
Once the symbol of modern Turkey, the Ataturk Cultural Center has been abandoned for a decade since closing in 2008. Amid furious debate about its future, many are unhappy with the current grand plans for the site.
Turkey called a special session of Organization of Islamic Cooperation to condemn Israel and the United States. The 57-member body said the US had backed Israel's "savage crimes."
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