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...

Yeni Şafak Coverup Following Doctored Beyaz Show Video: A Technical Analysis

D8 News has verified that Turkish daily Yeni Şafak attempted to cover up after publishing a falsified video which frames Beyaz Show audience members as...

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Turks want their own social network to replace Facebook and Twitter

Turkish internet users inspired by rising nationalism have been calling for a more domestically driven social media experience, and potentially the introduction of a home-grown social network to replace existing services...

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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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Explosion and gunfire at Izmir courthouse police checkpoint

An explosion has been reported outside a courthouse in Izmir, Turkey. The attack is said to have targeted a police checkpoint outside the buildings...

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,...

Turkey denies right to seek information following Taksim bombing

Twitter and Facebook have been blocked by throttling for more than 24 hours following the bombing on Istiklal Street, Taksim, Istanbul yesterday. https://twitter.com/TurkeyBlocks/status/711307124136083456 As shown in data compiled...

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

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...

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...

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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...

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