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​Turkey’s Erdogan challenges constitutional court that lifted social media ban
Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan made a formal complaint with the country’s constitutional court on Friday, calling secret recordings spread on social media a violation of his family’s rights.

18.04.2014 21:13

​Searching for casus belli: Turkey’s assault on Kassab?
In view of Turkey's strenuous relationship with its neighbor, Armenia, the reports of Turkish involvement in the military attack on the Syrian city of Kassab seems disturbingly timely, apposite, and rather eerie.

15.04.2014 15:12

Turkey accuses Twitter of tax evasion, demands local office
Turkish officials have called for Twitter to open an office and pay tax in the country. This came in face-to-face talks after Turkey banned the micro-blogging site in the country for two weeks following a corruption scandal.

14.04.2014 13:30

Turkey to maintain YouTube block despite ‘free speech’ ruling
YouTube will remain blocked in Turkey in spite of a court order ruling that the ban is a violation of freedom of speech. The prohibition of social media in Turkey sparked public ire and mass protests against internet censorship.

10.04.2014 10:05

Turkey's tortured relationship with social media
Ever since the eruption of the Gezi protests last summer, Turkey's one-time unassailable leader, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been under attack.

09.04.2014 09:11

WikiLeaks release: Internet governance body trying to stop NSA surveillance
WikiLeaks has published what the anti-secrecy organization says is the penultimate draft agreement expected to be discussed later this month in Brazil at a global internet governance meeting co-hosted by 12 countries including the United States.

08.04.2014 16:17

Erdogan: Turkish court ruling lifting Twitter ban should be overturned
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that a constitutional court ruling that lifted a previous ban on Twitter was wrong and should be overturned.

08.04.2014 14:29

Google appeals ongoing YouTube blockade in Turkey
US internet giant Google has gone to Turkey’s Constitutional Court to appeal the government’s decision to block its video file sharing service YouTube. The ban, which had been imposed before local elections, has been upheld by a local court ruling.

07.04.2014 15:54

‘Turkey follows consistent policy to undermine Syrian sovereignty’
Turkey is pursuing a NATO strategy, largely coordinated by the Obama Administration, aimed at destabilizing Syria and indeed bringing down the government of President Bashar Assad, Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of Pan-African News Wire, told RT.

07.04.2014 11:16

Local elections in Turkey: A referendum-of-sorts, a fraudulent exercise and a Syrian connection
Over the past months, Turkey has been rocked by revelations that the government led by the extremely popular yet polarizing figure of Recep Tayyip Erdogan was (and continues to be) involved in far-reaching corruption and other venal practices.

04.04.2014 09:57

Turkey court overturns YouTube ban, except on 15 videos
Ankara court ordered a Turkish government ban on YouTube to be lifted, but allowed the blockage of 15 specific videos to remain in place. The move comes after a similar overturning of a government ban of Twitter.

04.04.2014 09:15

Turkey lifts ban on Twitter after constitutional court ruling - official
Turkey’s telecommunications authority has removed Twitter from its list of banned websites following a Supreme Court ruling, according to an official at the office of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.

03.04.2014 14:15

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