“Women, life, freedom,” chants the crowd. Some demonstrators held signs protesting violence against women in Turkey. Others clutched posters calling for sexual freedom and poking fun at the government.
The Turkish government is unveiling new monuments and has already renamed the iconic Bosphorus Bridge, various schools, mosques, a TV studio, bus and metro stops, even entire neighborhoods — all after July 15.
Economic research makes clear that bringing women into the economy would improve Turkey's economy across all fronts. And yet, Turkish women still hover at the bottom of OECD rankings for women in the workplace.
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.