Pro-government supporters are calling for the arrest and execution of Mousavi as Iran heads into a 10-day religious holiday. But the opposition is optimistic that they have ample opportunities to promote a cause they say is growing.
Turkey's closing of the largest Kurdish party, the Democratic Society Party (DTP), has sparked deadly riots and could stall these reform efforts. Turkey had recently introduced a reform package friendly to its restive Kurdish minority.
As Obama mulls sanctions over Iran's nuclear program, he meets Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House today. Ankara's rising economic ties with Tehran could undercut sanctions.
President Bashir of Sudan, who faces an international arrest warrant for war crimes in Darfur, is scheduled to arrive Sunday in Turkey for an Islamic conference. Darfur groups want Bashir arrested.
Turkey's government has inked new accords with Armenia and Syria, evidence of its bid to establish itself as a regional soft-power broker.
In Azerbaijan, Turkish flags have been taken down and the Azeri president said his country might stop selling Ankara discounted natural gas. At issue is Turkey's move to renew relations with Armenia, which has a territorial dispute with Azerbaijan.