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...

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...

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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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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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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Kurdish-language Flight Announcements, Rights for Alevis Outlined

Turkey’s ruling AKP is set to aim its guns once again at opposition party HDP, this time politically, with indications that it may support Kurdish-language announcements on domestic...

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...

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...

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...

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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Cruise Operator Replaces Istanbul with Athens Stops

Amidst rapidly deteriorating security conditions in Turkey, operator Crystal Cruises have pulled two Turkish ports from their upcoming travel itinerary. Cruise Critic reports that, starting with the April 24 sailing...

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