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Turkish Men Get Away With Murder

Ozgecan Aslan, a 20-year-old college student, was the last person on the minibus traveling across the city of Mersin in southern Turkey on Feb. 11. Instead of taking her home, the driver is accused of veering into the woods and trying to rape her....

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Why Turkey’s Election Is High Stakes for Women

President Erdogan's party has already diminished women's rights—imagine what could happen if his power expands. As Turks head to the polls on June 7 for national elections, it’s likely the conservative ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP), will win. What’s at stake is whether...

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Iranian Armenians demonstrate outside the Turkish embassy in Tehran to mark the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire in 1915.

Why Turkey won’t say the G-word when it comes to the Armenians

Iranian Armenians demonstrate outside the Turkish embassy in Tehran to mark the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire in 1915. By Christina Asquith and Audrey Pence Istanbul, Turkey (CNN)Sitting on a sunny bench in Istanbul's Gezi Park, Fadime Gurgen dismisses the...

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The Women Battling an Islamist Strongman

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s decision last week to arrest the editor in chief of an opposition newspaper is the latest crack in this country’s image as a modern, Westernized country. But it’s not the only sign of an erosion of rights....

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Election 2014: How the Turks See Us

ISTANBUL — ASIDE from a few thousand American service personnel at the military bases in Izmir and Incirlik, there are no votes in the midterm elections from Turkey. But standing at the edge of the Bosporus, with Russian tankers steaming past his fishing lines, Nazim...

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