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.
Residents in the Kasimpasa area of Istanbul blame the failed military coup on either the United States, a Turkish cleric in exile in Pennsylvania, or some combo of the two. The theories are popular in Turkey, despite nobody providing evidence to support them.
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.