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 to boost surveillance and signals intelligence capacity with new National...

Turkey has outlined plans to divide its MIT intelligence unit into separate foreign and domestic agencies, part of a reform intended to support the...

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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Military coup d’etat seeks to take hold of power in Turkey

At approximately 10:00PM local time 15 July 2016, reports emerged of multiple incidents in Istanbul and Ankara involving military forces that have since been declared a...

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Startups face new uncertainties as PayPal announces Turkey withdrawal

Turkish online shoppers and retailers face isolation from the international community following an announcement that the operations of PayPal, the global e-commerce payments provider, will cease operations in...

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RPG attack on Istanbul Vatan police headquarters

A rocket attack on Istanbul's police headquarters on Vatan Street has been reported by residents at approximately 8:15PM local time. Eyewitness reports indicate a rocket-propelled grenade-style weapon fired towards nearby police headquarters which...

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...

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...

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...

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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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...

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