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...

Twitter and Facebook Restricted in Turkey following Ankara bombing

Internet censorship monitoring service TurkeyBlocks has confirmed that Turkish ISPs including TTNet have censored Twitter and Facebook by means of bandwidth throttling. The new blocks came...

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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Turkey MERNIS Citizen Database Leak: What You Need to Know

The Turkish MERNIS citizenship database has been made available for download via online Torrent file sharing services in an unprecedented leak of confidential information. The leak reveals sensitive...

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CHP Officials Take Down Peace Signs at Congress

As this weekend's Republican People's Party (CHP) congress got under way, organisers took swift action to remove a banner calling for peace. The banner, unfurled...

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New Turkey mass-surveillance revelations indicate NSA-level capacity to track citizens

A group of Swedish programmers have spoken out against practices by their US-owned business to supply internet surveillance technology to Turkey, Forbes has revealed. Technical...

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...

Stronger Together: Turkey’s accused journalists and academics join forces

On Friday morning, journalists Can Dundar and Erdem Gul were once again in the dock - on charges of "aiding terrorism" - which many believe...

Foreign Currency Restrictions and War Ruin Turkey Startup Dreams

Just two years ago, Turkey’s startup scene could turn a few heads. Vibrant, cosmopolitan and unafraid to challenge the status quo, young graduates and...

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...

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Did Merkel just seal the fate of Turkey’s imprisoned journalists and...

Observers were taken by surprise as German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to side with Turkish President Erdogan on Monday, denouncing caricatures of his crackdown on freedom of speech...

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