Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been in office for more than a decade. But he's not ready to leave the political scene anytime soon – instead he's running to become the country's next president after elections in August. But there are two other candidates in the mix and one of them has been very vocal about the lack of coverage he's been getting. 41-year old Selahattin Demirtas is a Kurdish politician from the Peoples' democratic party. Becky sat down with him earlier in Istanbul to see why he's running against Erdogan and where he stands on domestic and regional issues.
Hurriyet Daily News columnist Mustafa Akyol tells Becky that Turkey needs a rational foreign policy.
Istanbul is the only city to straddle Europe and Asia and take the short ferry ride either way and you will find many different neighborhoods. Explore the charms of Istanbul's Asian side with arts writer and editor Hande Oynar.