People in Turkey are choosing to brew their own alcoholic beverages to avoid high prices in pubs and clubs. Bar owners say high taxation is killing their business and accuse the government of having religious motives.
Turkey's stiff alcohol taxes have led to rapidly rising prices for beer and the popular anise-flavored brandy raki. In an effort to skirt the high costs of imbibing, many people in the country have had to get creative.
The presidential system Recep Tayyip Erdogan strives for will not just change Turkey's political landscape. By tying in Islamic tradition, he becomes an opponent of modern Turkey's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
As journalists are arrested and democracy diminishes in Turkey, the Istanbul Biennial and Contemporary Istanbul art events won't be pulling any political punches. DW's Werner Bloch reports.
Silenced by a crackdown following the coup attempt, secular Turks feel increasingly disenfranchised and isolated. Diego Cupolo reports from Ankara.
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