A Ukrainian tourist poses for a picture near the Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul.
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What does 20% inflation feel like in Turkey?

Dec 21, 2021
A package of eggs recently jumped 60% in a week at one grocery store. Many economists fault the Erdoğan government's policies.
Turkey's economic woes are driving many young people to look abroad for opportunity, which could lead to a damaging brain drain.
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1 year after a catastrophic fire, this Texas smoked turkey business is back

"When you're faced with a disaster, the sun does come up the next day," says Sam Greenberg of Greenberg Smoked Turkeys.
"We put out a good product ... and it’s comfort food. And who doesn’t need comfort food in the times we’re going through now?" says Sam Greenberg of Greenberg Smoked Turkeys.
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America’s Thanksgiving feast finds fans across the pond

Nov 28, 2019
C. Lidgate has been catering to American ex-pats in London for their Thanksgiving needs for three decades.
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Oil prices and inflation hit emerging economies

Oct 1, 2018
Emerging economies have had a tough time in the global economy recently. We’re talking about countries like India, Turkey, South Africa and Argentina. They’re deeply engaged in the world economy, and, in some ways, very vulnerable to its ups and downs. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 
An Indian security guard walks inside Amazon's largest Fulfillment Centre (FC) in India, on the outskirts of Hyderabad on September 7, 2017.
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Road to recovery may be long for some emerging markets

Sep 5, 2018
The value of emerging market currencies keeps tumbling. Argentina’s peso has lost half its value against the dollar this year. Same with the lira in Turkey. Investors are souring on Brazil. India. South Africa. Mexico. Indonesia. Some of these countries have been through currency and financial crises before. And each case is different. But sometimes […]

Then and now: Syrian refugees reflect on their lives

Sep 5, 2018
They found new homes in Turkey, along with frustration, resignation and hope.
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Young Syrians rethink their future as refugees in Turkey

Aug 31, 2018
Before the Syrian war in 2011, nearly 25 percent of young people went to college, which is almost completely subsidized by the government.
Othman Nahhas spends a good chunk of his paycheck paying for half of his family's rent in Istanbul.
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What it's like for a Syrian refugee to become the sole breadwinner

Aug 24, 2018
Amna Hafez is like thousands of other Syrian women in Turkey who've been forced to create a new life for themselves and their families.
Amna Hafez never expected to work, but she didn’t want her daughters to feel the financial impact of their father’s death.
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One Syrian refugee’s story: From civil engineer to daycare owner

Aug 16, 2018
As a Syrian living in Turkey, Dania Abdulbaqi struggled to find formal work as an engineer.
After struggling to find work as an engineer, Dania Abdulbaqi opened a daycare in Gaziantep, Turkey.
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