As an opponent noted: "Threats, oppression, imprisonment, censorship, defamation—and yet [nearly] half of the people of Turkey" voted against expanding the president's authority.
A deadly blast ripped through the city's Sultanahmet tourist district Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 15 more. Turkey's prime minister placed blame for the attack on Islamic State.
"I'm horrified," said one young voter in Istanbul. "I don't want to live in this country anymore because I don't know what is awaiting us."
Attendees from 20 countries at this week's International Islamic Climate Change Symposium in Istanbul produced—and 60 of them signed—a declaration warning of the dangers of climate change and urging urgent action to curb carbon dioxide emissions.
Did the heavy-handed police action signal a new culture war, or was it a form of revenge over the recent election results in which President Erdogan got less power than he’d expected?
Reports that an estimated 2,000 Europeans have joined jihadists fighting for territory in Syria and Iraq are a reminder that feelings of loyalty are not givens and can be diverted away from one's place of origin.
Because of their work in defending clients who challenge government policies, Turkish lawyers have been targeted by the government and the police in an ongoing and dangerous process of attorney criminalization.