Outrage in Turkey after Facebook blocks Islamist pages and hacking groups

Islamists across Turkey are taking to Twitter to protest against the closure of several fundamentalist Facebook groups and pages. Conservative Turks, who represent a...

YPG Defence Force Launches Military UAV Drone Project

New information reveals that Kurdish YPG forces have developed a tactical surveillance UAV in the fight against the so-called Islamic State terror group. Photographs...

Hashtag Explained: #HocamaDokunma

Turkish NGOs, human rights organisations and university groups have organised a social media campaign on Twitter and Instagram in support of 1,128 academics accused...

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Cumhuriyet Newspaper Website Blocked in Turkey

Internet censorship watchdog TurkeyBlocks reports that Cumhuriyet, Turkey's oldest mainstream newspaper, has been blocked selectively by some of the country's largest ISPs (Internet Service...

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Resolute Journalists Keep Watch over Turkey’s Conflict Zone

Journalists have launched a series of expeditions to the embattled region of Diyarbakir in Turkey's southeast. The project, named Haber Nöbeti, or News Watch, aims to keep...

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Turkish prosecutor seeks life sentences for Journalists Dundar and Gul

Istanbul Deputy Chief Public Prosecutor İrfan Fidan has demanded life sentences for jailed journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül. Can Dündar, editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper,...

Twitter and Facebook throttled in Turkey after third Ankara bombing

The TurkeyBlocks internet censorship monitoring team has confirmed that Turkish ISPs have once again censored Twitter and Facebook, following a third major explosion in Ankara at...

CHP files terrorism-related criminal complaints against Erdoğan and Davutoğlu

Turkish opposition political party CHP has reportedly taken action to launch lawsuits against president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, prime minister Ahmet Davutoğlu amongst other members of parliament on...

IMC TV satellite channel taken off air

Transmission of independent satellite channel IMC TV has been suspended by Turkish satellite provider TÜRKSAT following state pressure. The left-leaning liberal channel, popular with viewers...

Marked With a Cross: The Academics Who Asked for Peace

The doors of two academics at Ankara's prestigious Gazi University have been marked with extremist slogans and a cross - which some say is...

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Turkey shuts down TIB internet surveillance and censorship bureau

Turkey has formally shut down its Presidency of Telecommunication and Communication (TIB) as part of an ongoing crackdown on groups and individuals allegedly involved in the 15...

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