Turkey

Turkish Election Day 2018 Coverage: Will Erdogan Win Outright?

Evet:   Josh Friedman reports from Istanbul on presidential and parliamentary Election Day in Turkey. Will Erdogan win Turkey's new executive presidency outright or will the election go to a runoff? Who is challenging Erdogan in his alleged bid for one-man rule of the country? What are some of the key issues, and in which

By |June 24th, 2018|Featured, News, Politics, Turkey|

Ancient Greek City Turned Turkish Aegean Gem

Josh Friedman visits Izmir, Turkey where both an ancient Greek agora and an Ottoman bazaar can be found in the middle of town. Take a look at the fusion, as well as separation of Greek and Turkish cultures from a sprawling port city on Anatolia's Aegean Coast.

By |April 22nd, 2017|Travel Videos, Turkey|

Turkey’s Erdogan Victorious In Executive Presidency Referendum

Turkey narrowly voted "evet", or "yes", on Sunday, sending Erdogan supporters pouring into the streets. Josh Friedman reports from Ankara on referendum day and referendum night/morning, in which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged victorious, claiming broad new powers.

By |April 17th, 2017|Featured, Josh Friedman, Turkey|

Turkey Travels

Travel along with Josh Friedman across Turkey east to west. As noted in the first video, a constitutional referendum is taking place on April 16, and thus there is a lot of activity in the country at the moment. April 13: The trip begins up in the mountains near the Iranian and Armenian borders where

By |April 14th, 2017|FMP Blog, Josh Friedman, Travel, Turkey|

Travel As A Geopolitical Act: Is Now The Time To Go To Turkey?

Istanbul's Golden Horn with the Galata Tower (center) and Galata Bridge (right) Correction: The number of foreign visitors declined by 30 percent, not 10 percent as originally stated By JOSH FRIEDMAN Want to visit Istanbul and stay in a room overlooking the sea for less then $20 a night? Now is your chance,

By |March 13th, 2017|Featured, FMP Blog, Travel Features, Turkey|

Terror Attack In Berlin, Russian Ambassador To Turkey Assassinated

In a deadly start to Christmas week, a Turkish police officer assassinated Andrey Karlov, Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, and a man drove a truck through Berlin’s central Christmas market, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more. Additionally, a gunman opened fire in a Muslim prayer center in Zurich Switzerland, wounding three people. All

By |December 20th, 2016|Germany, News in Brief, Russia, Turkey|

This Wall is Bananas

 

By |March 27th, 2016|Daniel Palin, European Union, Greece, Guest Opinion, Israel, Podcasts, Syria, Turkey|

Thousands Of Refugees Stranded At The Greek-Macedonian Border

Josh Friedman reports from outside Idomeni, Greece at the Greek-Macedonian border where 10,000 or more asylum seekers are stranded. Europe has shut down the Balkan refugee route, leaving the people at the border in limbo. Watch previous reports from the Greek-Macedonian border:

By |March 21st, 2016|Afghanistan, Europe, European Union, Featured, Greece, Iraq, News, Politics, Syria, Turkey|

Where Does Your Passport Rank?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Seven countries issue passports that provide more visa-free travel options than the U.S. passport, according to recently released rankings. German citizens have the world's top travel document. Henley & Partners (H&P), a residence and citizenship planning firm, ranks passports based on the number of countries and territories to which they provide visa-free access.

Beauty And History From Istanbul’s Galata Bridge

Galata Bridge Josh Friedman gives a standing tour of Istanbul from the famous Galata Bridge. Catch a glimpse of East and West and old and new from a location that divides the world both geographically and culturally. Also take a trip to Istanbul's Historic Peninsula to visit the world's most famous church-turned mosque-turned

By |March 3rd, 2016|Travel, Travel Videos, Turkey|
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