Orouba Barakat, a lifelong anti-Assad activist, and her daughter Halla were murdered in their apartment in Istanbul. The lead suspect is a family member who confessed. Their family had opposed the Assads for half a century. Who were the Barakats?
Women have been at the forefront to maintain calm in a nation recovering from two brutal wars stretched across over 14 years. For them, peace is nearly as important as electing a new president.
Women from the Palestinian village of Jubbet adh Dhib are fighting for basic amenities like electricity. Their struggle is part of a bigger tug-of-war, between European Union donors and Israel over the West Bank's Area C.
Hip hop has been slow to take off in Turkey. The music has a small but dedicated fanbase in Turkey. The Free Flow Festival is aimed at changing that, launching the biggest ever hip hop event to come to Istanbul.
Ahmet Ustunel’s bid to kayak solo across Istanbul’s famous waterway means developing an electronic navigational guide for the visually impaired. His project draws inspiration from some extraordinary inventors, some of whom are themselves blind.
Saba Maqsood was 18 when her family tried to kill her for marrying a man of her choice — their first attempt at taking her life. Not willing to wait for their third attempt, she has fled the country with her husband and two children.
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