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...

New TurkeyAlerts emergency alert system tracks Turkey consulate and embassy warnings

A new social-media emergency alert system, TurkeyAlerts, is being developed by realtime notification technologists at the TurkeyBlocks project. The developers are looking to extend their...

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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Istanbul shaken by massive blast

Two large explosions have shaken houses throughout Istanbul at 10:30PM (7:30 GMT). Eyewitnesses are reporting a column of smoke rising from the Besiktas Vodafone Arena in the...

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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...

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Hashtag explained: #Freedom4Academics4Peace

This somewhat unwieldy hashtag, trending on Twitter for several hours, has been organised by supporters of a group of three scholars imprisoned in Turkey after...

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...

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...

New TurkeyAlerts emergency alert system tracks Turkey consulate and embassy warnings

A new social-media emergency alert system, TurkeyAlerts, is being developed by realtime notification technologists at the TurkeyBlocks project. The developers are looking to extend their...

Over 200 Istanbul Flights Cancelled Due to Bad Weather

Turkish national carrier Turkish Airlines has announced the cancellation of 246 flights to and from Istanbul due to severe weather conditions and predicted snow. Both of Istanbul's main...

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Istanbul shaken by massive blast

Two large explosions have shaken houses throughout Istanbul at 10:30PM (7:30 GMT). Eyewitnesses are reporting a column of smoke rising from the Besiktas Vodafone Arena in the...

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