Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.
For more than eleven years, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been at the helm of this nation of more than 80 million. But he's not ready to fade from the political limelight. Becky sat down with for an exclusive interview about the situation unfolding in Gaza and his strong reactions to what Israel is doing on the ground there. She also asked him about his recent comments that Egypt's new president El-Sisi is a "tyrant."
The novelist Orhan Pamuk once said about Istanbul that "life can't be all that bad...whatever happens, I can always take a long walk along the Bosphorus." It's a fitting tribute from one of the city's greatest voices, and the only Turk to win a Nobel Prize. Becky sat down with the world-class author at the Museum of Innocence in Istanbul for a chat about writing, politics and what it means to be Turkish.
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.