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 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...

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...

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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...

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Turkish prosecutor seeks life sentences for Journalists Dundar and Gul

Istanbul Deputy Chief Public Prosecutor İrfan Fidan has demanded life sentences for jailed journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül. Can Dündar, editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper,...

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Mystery helicopter sightings baffle Turkish police

Six unidentified helicopters have been reported flying over Bursa, leaving security forces confused and citizens concerned about a repeat incident following last Friday's abortive coup d'état. Bursa,...

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...

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...

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...

Resolute Journalists Keep Watch over Turkey’s Conflict Zone

Journalists have launched a series of expeditions to the embattled region of Diyarbakir in Turkey's southeast. The project, named Haber Nöbeti, or News Watch, aims to keep...

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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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