Selahattin Demirtaş led the Kurdish political movement to a record finish in Turkish elections just three years ago. Now, the former human rights lawyer reaches voters from behind bars with Twitter posts and campaign rallies staged during his weekly 10-minute phone allowance to his wife.
Turkey votes in an election on June 24 that could hand near-unchecked power to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has overseen a major crackdown on dissent and the press since a failed coup in July 2016. 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.
Turkey opened a new front in Syria's war on Saturday, launching airstrikes against a US-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin province that raise the prospect of deeper strains between Ankara and NATO ally Washington.
The Etruscans lived in central Italy more than 2500 years ago. They were "the teachers of our teachers," the Romans. Yet we still can't be sure where they came from. The key to unlocking the Etruscan enigma may lie in genetics and linguistics.
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.
Some women’s groups say they are being specifically targeted. On Twitter, many women are reporting an increase in harassment on the streets. Others are railing against misogynist language used by all sides, reducing women to pawns, or spoils of war.
Since the tragic attack at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, there have been a lot of questions about how Islam views depiction of the Prophet Muhammed. So, can you or can't you draw the Prophet?
An attack by three suicide bombers at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport killed dozens of people and injured hundreds more. The Turkish prime minister said early signs point to ISIS, but no group has so far claimed responsibility.
During the past 12 months, more than 260 people have been killed in terrorist attacks by ISIS or Kurdish militants. Ömer Taşpınar, a Turkey expert at the Brookings Institution, explains the country's dual conflicts.