Nil Köksal


Nil Köksal is the host of World Report, CBC's flagship national radio news show. She begins her mornings with more than a million loyal listeners. She returned from her post as CBC’s foreign correspondent in Turkey in 2018.

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Is an $800 purifier best to clean your home's air? Marketplace tested 5 top brands and their claims

A CBC Marketplace investigation has found out just how effective air purifiers are at cleaning the air in your home at a time when the coronavirus pandemic is forcing us all to spend more time indoors.

Carleton PhD student detained in Turkey, accused of inciting protests

Cihan Erdal, a permanent resident and PhD student in Ottawa, is now being held in a detention centre in the Turkish capital, accused of inciting protests. Carleton University and his family are pushing for his release.

Tired of being seen as 'bad guys,' Riz Test creators seek 'human portrayals' of Muslims on screen

Tired of seeing Muslims portrayed as terrorists or oppressed women in TV and movies, a U.K. film buff co-created the Riz Test. Named after British actor Riz Ahmed, it evaluates films and TV shows on how they portray Muslim characters — as nuanced complex human beings or stereotypes.

Unpaid Zara garment workers say they still haven't seen a cent

Workers who stuffed pleas into pockets of clothing sold at Zara say they still haven’t been paid despite promises of compensation.

Turkey election: It's all about Erdogan and expanding his power

There is a critical power play at the centre of Turkey's parliamentary elections this weekend. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to be Turkey's sole leader and broaden his power base, Nil Köksal explains.