Forty-three transgender people have been killed in Turkey since 2008, the highest number in Europe, according to the group Transgender Europe. But most killings of LGBT members in Turkey go unreported.
Erdogan's old Gezi Park redevelopment, which triggered massive protests in 2013, is back. But the anti-Erdogan activists who protested last time are more fearful for their safety now that he's amassing power and rounding up thousands suspected of supporting the coup attempt.
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.
Syrian opposition forces says they're poorly armed. But are they prepared to fight a civil war? The Guardian newspaper's Ghaith Abdul-Ahad talks with host Marco Werman about Syria's borders and the heavy cross border traffic in guns and bullets.