Turkey, the world's most prosperous, democratic and stable Muslim country, is held up by the West as a model for the new "Arab Spring" democracies. But at the same time, the climate for freedom of expression in Turkey is very dark and getting worse.
For years, even speaking Kurdish in Turkey was a ticket to trouble. But now, Turkey's government is opening up, and even allowing Kurdish to be taught in schools. It's a small step -- and some say it's fake, symbolic only -- but it's changing everything.
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.