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...

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...

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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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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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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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...

Armed mob attacks Yenicag newspaper Istanbul offices

A mob of up to 30 assailants has attacked the offices of Yeniçağ Gazetesi (New Era) newspaper in Istanbul's Yenibosna borough. The attackers, some...

Did Merkel just seal the fate of Turkey’s imprisoned journalists and academics?

Observers were taken by surprise as German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to side with Turkish President Erdogan on Monday, denouncing caricatures of his crackdown on freedom of speech...

Marked With a Cross: The Academics Who Asked for Peace

The doors of two academics at Ankara's prestigious Gazi University have been marked with extremist slogans and a cross - which some say is...

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...

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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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