Read how the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall played out in some parts of the blogosphere today. Worldfocus producer Ivette Feliciano translates Cuban and Venezuelan bloggers, and Worldfocus contributing blogger Vadim Nikitn writes about why the Global South feels nostalgic for the former Soviet Union.
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Martin Savidge hosts Gareth Jenkins and Mustafa Akyol to discuss whether Turkey is leaning West or moving East. They discuss the country's growing Islamicization, strained relations with Israel and the limbo of European Union admission.
Correspondent Gizem Yarbil and producer Bryan Myers report on how traditional religion and modern democracy are trying to coexist in Turkey, where growing religious groups are championing Islam's ethical and moral values. Secular critics are branding these religious groups as fundamentalist.
Dr. Ömer Taşpınar and Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil discuss the role of several important conservative religious groups in Turkey, including the Gulen movement, which is the largest, and the Mustazaflar-Der, which is influential in the predominantly Kurdish Southeast.
The relationship between Israel and Turkey received yet another blow when a Turkish television drama airing on a state-owned channel depicted Israeli soldiers as brutal murderers. Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil, a native of Turkey, tackles the issue.
Worldfocus correspondent Gizem Yarbil reported on female soccer players in Turkey and shares how women are pioneering a place in the traditionally male-dominated sports soccer and weightlifting.
Michael Jackson's death brought out a chorus of grief from across the globe. Worldfocus producers grew up listening to his music from their homes around the world -- from Jerusalem to Addis Ababa -- and share their recollections of this truly global star.
Worldfocus producer Bryan Myers is currently reporting from Turkey. He writes from Istanbul about the country's love for one of its most famed figures, Kemal Ataturk, who appears on everything from office buildings to lapel pins and souvenirs.