Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won victory in landmark elections that could hand him near-unchecked power. Erdoğan has overseen a major crackdown on dissent and the press since a failed coup in July 2016 and many Turks told PRI they'd rather leave their country than continue living under a ruler they say has grown increasingly authoritarian.
“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.
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.