The angle of an 11th century mosque minaret near the eastern Turkish province of Elazığ has drawn comparisons to Pisa’s famous leaning tower.
Turkish men who kill their wives are searching on Google for ways to reduce their sentences, according to a lawyer.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has said it is working on reinstating a limited version of capital punishment, which will not be applied retroactively, as the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has expressed its readiness to support any move to this end.
The editor-in-chief and other staff at Turkey’s most important opposition paper Cumhuriyet were arrested early Monday morning. The prosecution has accused them of supporting the Kurdish PKK and the movement led by Turkish preacher Fetullah Gülen. Commentators talk of the end of press freedom in Turkey and see the country drifting towards a bleak future.