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...

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 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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Dutch minister Koenders to investigate Amnesty claims

Dutch politician and diplomat Bert Koenders will travel to Turkey later this week to investigate differing reports covering the treatment of migrants, and specifically allegations that...

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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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Three arrests as Turkey cracks down on academics who called for peace

Academics Esra Mungan, Kıvanç Ersoy, and Muzaffer Kaya have been arrested on grounds of supporting terror having made a declaration denouncing military action in Turkey's...

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...

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...

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...

CHP Officials Take Down Peace Signs at Congress

As this weekend's Republican People's Party (CHP) congress got under way, organisers took swift action to remove a banner calling for peace. The banner, unfurled...

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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...

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