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...

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...

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...

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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...

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Pro-Kurdish Ozgur Gundem newspaper shut down

A Turkish court has ordered the closure of Özgür Gündem (loosely translated, Free Agenda) on grounds of "producing terror propaganda" for the PKK separatist group. The...

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Massive blast tears through Ankara in third bombing

Dozens have been killed in a new terror attack in Turkey's capital city, Ankara. The apparent car bombing took place in one of the most crowded...

Facebook implements safety check feature for Ankara explosion

Facebook has launched its safety check feature Ankara so users can let friends and family know they're OK following this evening's bombing, which killed dozens...

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...

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...

Istanbul Vezneciler blast targets police bus near historic Fatih district

An apparent car bomb attack has obliterated a coach carrying police forces this morning at Vezneciler in Istanbul's Beyazit district. The blast, which took place near...

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Pro-Kurdish Ozgur Gundem newspaper shut down

A Turkish court has ordered the closure of Özgür Gündem (loosely translated, Free Agenda) on grounds of "producing terror propaganda" for the PKK separatist group. The...

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