Turkey still hopes Twitter will have an office

2014-04-17 15:49

Turkey's government said it still hopes Twitter will open an office in the country a day after the social networking site ruled out such plans.

Twitter accused of tax evasion

2014-04-14 18:30

Twitter has been urged by Istanbul to open an office and start paying Turkish tax in the first direct talks since a two-week ban imposed on the site.

Turkey PM accuses Twitter of tax evasion

2014-04-12 20:30

Turkey’s PM has accused Twitter of tax evasion after the micro-blogging site was used to spread a number of damaging leaks implicating his inner circle in corruption scandals.

Erdogan blasts court ruling lifting Twitter ban

2014-04-04 10:59

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that he had to comply with the Turkish high court ruling this week to unblock Twitter, but he doesn't respect it.

Turkey's top court rules Twitter ban violates rights

2014-04-02 20:58

Turkey's top constitutional court has ruled that the government's ban on the online messaging service Twitter violated rights, local media reported.

Turkey's Erdogan cancels election rallies

2014-03-28 18:23

Embattled Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has withdrawn from election rallies to rest his voice, after weeks of campaigning marred by leaks and corruption allegations.

Turkish court stops Twitter blockage

2014-03-26 17:52

A Turkish court has upheld an appeal to end a blockage of Twitter which has provoked public outrage,though it was not immediately clear whether that meant the bar would be removed.

Twitter ban sparks 'arms race' with tech savvy Turks

2014-03-25 17:49

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan rails against Twitter as part of a plot to blacken him and portray his Turkey as corrupt; but Turks in growing numbers are exploring ever more innovative ways to beat his ban.

Germany criticises Turkey over Twitter ban

2014-03-21 14:41

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government criticised Turkey for blocking access to Twitter, saying it did not fit with Germany's view of freedom of expression.

Judge bars 9/11 mastermind's testimony in NYC

2014-03-19 09:40

The self-described architect of the 9/11 terror attacks will not be allowed to testify in the terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, a federal judge in New York says.

Turk teen death clashes - 2 die

2014-03-13 19:01

Turkey's Erdogan has denounced protests that have erupted over a teen's death after 2 were killed amid clashes.

Turks call for Erdogan's resign at teen's funeral

2014-03-12 22:17

Tens of thousands of people have joined a funeral procession in Istanbul for a Turkish teenager who died from being hit by a police tear-gas canister during protests.

Clashes in Turkey after protest teen dies

2014-03-11 18:04

Turkish riot police have fired tear gas at protesters who crowded outside an Istanbul hospital following the death of a teenage boy wounded in mass anti-government demonstrations last year.

Turkey may ban YouTube, Facebook

2014-03-07 22:34

Turkey's embattled prime minister has warned that his government could ban popular social media networks YouTube and Facebook after a number of online leaks.

Turkey PM threatens YouTube, Facebook ban

2014-03-07 08:29

Turkey's embattled prime minister has warned that his government could ban social media networks YouTube and Facebook.

Turkey votes to close anti-Erdogan schools

2014-03-01 22:03

Turkey's parliament has voted to close private preparatory schools, many of which are a source of income and influence for an Islamic cleric accused by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan of covertly seeking to topple him.

4 charged in Germany on suspicion of terrorism

2014-02-20 12:43

German authorities say they've charged four Turkish men with belonging to a leftist terror organisation believed to be behind the suicide bombing on the US Embassy in Ankara last year.

Turkey to amend internet law

2014-02-18 23:09

Turkey's government is planning to amend a contentious bill tightening controls over the internet in an apparent backtrack in the face of widespread opposition.

Ukraine launches probe over plane hijack bid

2014-02-09 08:42

Ukraine has launched a terror probe into a bid by an apparently drunk man to force an airliner flying to Turkey to land in Sochi.

SA, fragile five partners fight back

2014-02-07 21:00

Sights are turning as abrupt rate hikes in South Africa, Brazil, India and Turkey and tightening in Indonesia have helped alleviate pressure on currencies.

European official lambasts Turkey internet restrictions

2014-02-07 14:35

A senior European official has called new internet restrictions approved by the Turkish parliament "a step back" for media freedom.

Syria refugees blocked at Turkish border

2014-02-05 17:03

Turkey is turning away Syrian families without passports after a refugee influx caused by intensified "barrel bombing" in Aleppo filled up its refugee camps.

Rival sues Turkish PM for defamation

2014-02-04 15:01

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ally-turned-rival Fethullah Gulen is suing him in the wake of a deeply damaging corruption scandal, a newspaper close to Gulen's movement reports.

Airline groper sentenced to 8 years

2014-01-30 12:35

A Turkish-born man convicted of sexually abusing a sleeping woman on a flight has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison.

Hollande heads to crisis-hit Turkey after split

2014-01-27 09:06

French President Francois Hollande heads to Turkey on his first trip abroad since his dramatic announcement that he had split from his longstanding partner Valerie Trierweiler.


Turkish ruling party wants Erdogan presidential bid

2014-04-17 14:54

A majority of deputies in Turkey's ruling AK Party have voted in a secret ballot in favour of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan running in the country's first direct presidential election.

Twitter executives head to Turkey for meeting

2014-04-13 19:24

Twitter executives will meet officials from Turkey's government, a company spokesperson has said, after the country vowed to pursue the site for alleged tax evasion.

Turkey keeps YouTube ban despite court rulings

2014-04-10 13:00

Turkish authorities have defied court orders and reaffirmed a ban on YouTube imposed after the posting of illicit recordings of top secret security talks.

Twitter still blocked in Turkey despite court order

2014-04-03 12:05

Turkey's government faces growing pressure to quickly implement a top court order to unblock Twitter, which it had banned after damaging leaks had spread on the social media site.

Turkey PM claims victory, warns rivals

2014-03-31 08:22

Turkey's Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory for his Islamic-rooted party in Sunday's key local elections and warned his foes they will "pay the price".

After Twitter ban, Turkey blocks YouTube

2014-03-27 20:15

Turkey has blocked YouTube, a week after it banned the social media website Twitter, provoking a backlash of condemnation by Western nations and freedom of speech activists.>

UN calls on Turkey to stop blocking Twitter

2014-03-25 20:25

The UN has called on Turkey to stop blocking Twitter, saying Ankara could be breaching its international rights obligations by banning the social networking site.

Swedish foreign minister: Twitter ban is stupid

2014-03-23 08:06

Sweden's foreign minister has taken to Twitter to tell Turkey its efforts to block access to the social media network were "stupid”.

Turkey blocks access to Twitter

2014-03-21 09:03

Turkey has restricted access to Twitter hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “root out” the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked.

Erdogan links dead teen to "terrorist" groups

2014-03-15 22:36

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has said a teenager who died after sustaining a head injury in anti-government protests was linked to "terrorist organisations".

Clashes in Turkey amid mourning for teen

2014-03-13 09:16

Riot police have fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters in Ankara and Istanbul as thousands took to the streets to mourn a teenage boy who died in anti-government protests.

10 000s to mourn Turkey protest teen's death

2014-03-12 13:59

Tens of thousands of people are expected to turn out for the funeral of a teenage boy whose death during last year's anti-government protests sparked violent countrywide demonstrations.

After Russian intrusion Turkey scrambles jets

2014-03-07 22:35

The Turkish Air Force scrambled six F-16 fighter jets after a Russian surveillance plane flew parallel along its Black Sea coast, amid increased tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine.

US warship sails towards Black Sea

2014-03-07 18:24

A US warship has passed through Turkey's Bosphorus straits on its way to the Black Sea, in what the US military has described as a "routine" deployment.

Russian warships cross Bosphorus

2014-03-04 19:34

Two Russian warships have crossed Turkey's Bosphorus Strait and headed towards the Black Sea en route to Ukraine.

Foreign investors in Turkey face squeeze

2014-02-25 16:29

Foreign investors in Turkey are beginning to feel the effects of a sagging currency, rising inflation and a growing political power struggle.

Turkey president loses Twitter followers

2014-02-20 08:05

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has lost tens of thousands of Twitter followers after signing into law a controversial bill to tighten controls on web use.

Turkey vows to build new airport despite court order

2014-02-12 08:41

Turkey has vowed to press ahead with the construction of what could become one of the world's busiest airports despite a court order halting work.

Erdogan: No internet censorship in Turkey

2014-02-08 22:34

Turkey's prime minister hit back at suggestions that new internet regulations will limit freedom of expression, ahead of a planned demonstration against the curbs.

Hi-jacked Ukraine 737 grounded in Istanbul

2014-02-07 20:04

Turkey has scrambled an F-16 fighter jet to accompany a passenger plane arriving in Istanbul from Ukraine after a bomb threat was made by a passenger.

Turkey adopts internet restrictions

2014-02-06 11:41

Turkey's lower house of parliament has adopted a bill that would increase state control over the internet, to the concern of the opposition and rights groups.

Internet curbs go before Turkish parliament

2014-02-05 08:33

Turkish MPs will debate new internet legislation portrayed by the government as shielding the young from dangerous material but which critics say is a further erosion of personal freedom.

Turks hoard dollars amid lira rout

2014-01-31 16:00

Turkish households and firms are hoarding dollars, suggesting they have little faith the lira will be spared a further emerging markets sell-off.

Turkey's ruling AKP down but not out

2014-01-27 16:17

Turkey’s ruling party has been rocked by a fraud scandal that has left many asking what impact this will have on the national elections and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's leadership.

Turkey bus crash kills 21

2014-01-23 12:35

At least 21 people have been killed when a bus rolled over several times in the dead of night in central Turkey in one of the deadliest accidents in recent years.

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