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...

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...

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...

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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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Foreign Currency Restrictions and War Ruin Turkey Startup Dreams

Just two years ago, Turkey’s startup scene could turn a few heads. Vibrant, cosmopolitan and unafraid to challenge the status quo, young graduates and...

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CHP files terrorism-related criminal complaints against Erdoğan and Davutoğlu

Turkish opposition political party CHP has reportedly taken action to launch lawsuits against president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, prime minister Ahmet Davutoğlu amongst other members of parliament on...

Turkey denies right to seek information following Taksim bombing

Twitter and Facebook have been blocked by throttling for more than 24 hours following the bombing on Istiklal Street, Taksim, Istanbul yesterday. https://twitter.com/TurkeyBlocks/status/711307124136083456 As shown in data compiled...

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...

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...

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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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...

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