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Turkish PM Erdogan Warns of Facebook, YouTube Shutdown

Turkish PM Erdogan Warns of Facebook, YouTube Shutdown

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hinted that his government may shut down Facebook and YouTube after March 30 local elections to what he says avert negative effects  of internet on society, a move would likely spark public backlash given ...

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Erdogan concedes government phones are tapped

Erdogan concedes government phones are tapped

Turkey’s prime minister has said tapes purporting to be conversations with his son over money are a ‘shameless montage’ Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday voice recordings purportedly of him telling his son to dispose of large sums ...

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– OPEN LETTER – Internet Censorship in Turkey

– OPEN LETTER – Internet Censorship in Turkey

The right to use the internet in Turkey is under imminent and major danger. With a new law just adopted, the Turkish Government has tightened its suffocating grip on the Internet, further curtailing the freedom of expression, the freedom of ...

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Boeing Delivers 1st Spy Plane To Turkey; Faces Penalties

Boeing Delivers 1st Spy Plane To Turkey; Faces Penalties

After several years of delays, Boeing has delivered an airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to Turkey but faces penalties now being negotiated with the Turkish government. The aircraft, the first of a batch of four, has arrived at ...

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Turkey signs law ‘criminalizing’ medical first aid without govt permit

Turkey signs law ‘criminalizing’ medical first aid without govt permit

A medical bill has been signed into law in Turkey that requires doctors to obtain government permission before administering emergency first aid. Critics have blasted the bill as a crackdown on doctors who treat activists injured during protests. The bill, ...

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Turkey to mull proposals for military re-trial

Turkey to mull proposals for military re-trial

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government is considering legal arrangements that could lead to the re-trial of hundreds of military officers and other people who were convicted of plotting to topple the government, the head of Turkey’s bar association ...

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Turkey’s Economic Vulnerability Exposed as Graft Divides

Turkey’s Economic Vulnerability Exposed as Graft Divides

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan entered the last week of 2013 reeling from a corruption probe that has splintered his party and highlighted economic vulnerabilities as investors unload the nation’s risk. Erdogan took the defense of his administration to ...

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Turkey PM faces resignation call as three ministers quit in corruption scandal

Turkey PM faces resignation call as three ministers quit in corruption scandal

The crisis engulfing the Turkish government of prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed its first major scalps yesterday when three ministers caught up in a corruption scandal resigned. The ministers of the interior, the economy and the environment all denied ...

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European court: Denying Armenian ‘genocide’ is no crime

European court: Denying Armenian ‘genocide’ is no crime

STRASBOURG, France – Denying that mass killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey in 1915 were genocide is not a criminal offense, the European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday in a case involving Switzerland. The court, which upholds the 47-nation ...

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U.S. Charter School of Influential, Turkish Islamist Raided by FBI

U.S. Charter School of Influential, Turkish Islamist Raided by FBI

The school is part of the charter school network of Fethullah Gulen, a powerful Turkish Islamist who resides in Pennsylvania. The FBI raided a Turkish-run charter school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana yesterday. No information has been given to the public ...

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