A corruption investigation has led to the arrest of several people close to the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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.
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.
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."
Opposition protesters in Turkey were reportedly deceived into downloading a spy app made by a German firm. Germany has previously vowed to block exports of spy software to authoritarian countries.
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