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 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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Istanbul Vezneciler blast targets police bus near historic Fatih district

An apparent car bomb attack has obliterated a coach carrying police forces this morning at Vezneciler in Istanbul's Beyazit district. The blast, which took place near...

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Terror attack on Istiklal Street, Taksim in Istanbul

Reports are coming in of several dead, seven wounded as an explosion hits Taksim central Istanbul. Roads have been blocked and access to the area is...

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Turkish journalist Ismail Saymaz under investigation following Hurriyet ByLock interview

The Istanbul chief prosecutor has launched an investigation following publication yesterday of an interview by Hurriyet investigative journalist Ismail Saymaz with David Keynes, alleged developer of the...

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 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...

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...

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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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,...

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