After the inauguration of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a new era has begun in Turkey. Some have called it “the Second Republic”; others have described it as “institutionalised autocracy”. But all agree that Erdogan now leads with unprecedented power and few constitutional constraints. On 9 July, the 64-year-old conservative nationalist assumed an executive presidency of…
The all-women or 'jin' unit based in Kananshor village near Sinjar mountain is home to a rotating group of female fighters, who are particularly feared by Isis fighters, who believe that if they are killed by a woman they will not get to heaven
Amidst ongoing purges and a year long state of emergency, Turks observed the anniversary of the failed coup with contrasting views of justice and sacrifice. Diego Cupolo has sent these pictures from Ankara.
In Romania, five consecutive days of protests forced state officials to repeal a decree that would have weakened corruption laws. Today demonstrators are calling for resignations. Diego Cupolo reports from Bucharest.