President Erdogan recently launched construction of his biggest project yet: the controversial “Canal Istanbul”. He says the man-made waterway will allow more ships to cross and boost revenue. But the multi-billion project is facing major backlash in Turkey’s struggling economy.
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In May of 2011 Turkey was the first signatory to the Istanbul Convention, a treaty accepted as the gold standard to protect women from violence and femicide. Nearly a decade later the government withdrew, claiming its updates laws protected women sufficiently. CNN’s Arwa Damon spoke to a brokenhearted father whose 17 year-old, five month pregnant daughter was stabbed more than a dozen times by her husband.
Wales' travelling football fans supported more than just their team in Baku, two and a half thousand miles from home. The group first forged the link with the Umid Yeri orphanage when Wales met Azerbaijan in a world cup qualifier in 2002. Now, nearly two decades on, the bond has been strengthened further by the selection of Baku as the host for the side's first two Euro 2020 games. Report by Taylorjo. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn