Baked at the height of international euphoria about the Obama presidency, the "Baracklava" spends more time on its shelf at the back of the shop these days. It usually only comes out for American tourists.
The ruling AK party in Turkey cleaned up in local elections on Sunday. The vote was seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been mired in allegations of corruption and increasing authoritarianism.
Public reaction to violence against women in Turkey tended to involve women's organization alone. That changed over the weekend, as Turkish men — many dressed in miniskirts — protested, alongside women, in Istanbul in the wake of the brutal murder of 20-year-old Özgecan Aslan.
A new law passed in Turkey has made it a criminal offense for a woman to go abroad and get pregnant via artificial insemination. Marco Werman talks with Pinar Ilkkaracan, the co-founder of Women for Women's Human Rights in Istanbul.