One vacationer even had a mystery liquid labeled "fuel" poured over him by a guy with a crudely drawn-on beard and an improvised headdress.
Even though California resident Agasi Vartanyan is experienced at hunger striking and doctors are keeping tabs on him, there's some danger in going almost two months without food.
A organization unknown to most Westerners seems to be reasserting its presence in Turkey and could make life miserable for security officials in the years ahead.
Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah reports that the Turkish government has detained a Canadian agent.
It's difficult to play Minecraft without being overcome by blind rage.
Kapil Ghosh spent 20 months trying to survive sharing a room with 50 snoring, sniffing, stabbing criminals.
The Iranian director's latest experimental feature, filmed in secret and smuggled out of his home country, is one of the Berlinale's most highly anticipated premieres.
In recent years, the rights of women, homosexuals, and basically anyone who doesn't fit Tayyip Erdogan's Ottoman fantasy have waned significantly.
The mother of a returned British jihadist who fought for the Islamic State warns that other former jihadists in Britain are "walking time bombs" because of the lack of government support.
Is the animosity between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots still too great for any chance of reconciliation?
Over the past year and a half, regimes throughout the Middle East, from Turkey to the United Arab Emirates, have been snapping up former members of Congress to help push their interests in Washington.
Economic sanctions and the falling price of oil seem to be crippling Russia's fragile economy, but is that actually a good thing for the West?
With BAs in International relations and photography, Sarah applies considered thought to what she's shooting.
Gotham now lays claim to Great Depression levels of homelessness, with nearly 60,000 humans sleeping in shelters, on the street, or underground. Can a new mayor change the game?
There will be tears, there will be shouting, there will be someone trampled to death at a store by others who yearn for value and savings. Here's how to get through all that.
"The G-20 is a very important meeting where the world's most vital matters are to be discussed, and I'm here to tell you that Australia is going to win."
The New Yorker became famous in the 70s for 'Midnight Express,' his autobiographical account of escaping from a decrepit Turkish prison after getting caught with two kilos of hash.
Last February, Finnish photographer Esa Ylijaasko visited the refugees near Istanbul's Süleymaniye Mosque.
VICE News met with a smuggler who risks his life moving people across the Syrian border, and joined him on a night operation as he helped to get families away from Kobane and into Turkey.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, Turkey shifts its position on helping Kurdish fighters get to the Syrian town of Kobane, and top drug manufacturers may collaborate to speed up production of an Ebola vacc…
VICE News went to Diyarbakir to meet with the youth wing of the Kurdistan Workers' Party and discuss their involvement in the clashes.
VICE News visited the Turksish village of Suruc, where 274 Kurds are being held indefinitely because they are suspected of belonging to the Kurdish nationalist organization YPG.
With the borders closed and thousands unable to leave Kobane, VICE News visited one of six refugee camps in the town to find out how refugee families are coping with leaving their homes and livelihoods behind.
VICE News traveled to the Turkish side of the Syrian border as US airstrikes hit Islamic State positions in the town of Kobane.