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.
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.
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.
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