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...

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...

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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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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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...

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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...

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...

Pro-Kurdish Ozgur Gundem newspaper shut down

A Turkish court has ordered the closure of Özgür Gündem (loosely translated, Free Agenda) on grounds of "producing terror propaganda" for the PKK separatist group. The...

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...

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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Kurdish-language Flight Announcements, Rights for Alevis Outlined

Turkey’s ruling AKP is set to aim its guns once again at opposition party HDP, this time politically, with indications that it may support Kurdish-language announcements on domestic...

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