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Turkey may leave World Wide Web says Communication Minister

Turkey's Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication, Lüfti Elvan says Turkey may establish a national 'ttt' protocol instead of the regularly used 'www'.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

French hostage says 'very happy to be free'

Ankara - One of the four French hostages freed after 10 months in captivity in Syria said Saturday he was "very happy to be free", Turkey's Dogan News Agency reported.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Turkish prime minister Erdogan becomes more authoritarian

Ankara - Erdogan was until recently a close ally of the U.S. Powerful and a reliable NATO ally, Erdogan was often helpful in guiding the White House through the morass of Middle East politics and as a key partner in attempting to remove the Assad regime in Syria.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Turkey PM appeals to top court over Internet 'privacy breach'

Ankara - Turkey's embattled premier made a formal complaint to the country's top court on Friday, saying secret recordings spread on the Internet were a violation of his family's rights.
In the Media by AFP

Turkey president rules out Russia-style job swap

Istanbul - Turkish President Abdullah Gul ruled out Friday a Russia-style job swap with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan but said he had no firm plans yet for his political future.
In the Media by AFP

Turkey urges social media companies to have offices

Ankara - Social media firms operating in Turkey should open offices there and pay taxes, authorities said Tuesday, amid a row with Twitter which the Turkish prime minister has branded "tax evaders".
In the Media by AFP

Turkey's gay groups sound alarm over separate prisons plan

Istanbul - Gay rights groups in Turkey expressed alarm Tuesday at a government-led project to build prisons only for criminals who declare themselves gay, saying it would lead to more discrimination in a largely homophobic country.
In the Media by AFP

Twitter executives meet Turkish officials amid free speech row

Ankara - Twitter executives met Turkish government officials for talks Monday amid accusations of tax evasion by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a row over content on the social media site.
In the Media by AFP

Turkey rejects Russian claims over U.S. ships in Black Sea

Ankara - Turkey on Saturday dismissed as "out of the question" claims from Russia that it had allowed U.S. warships to stay longer in the Black Sea than permitted under international law.
In the Media by AFP

Top Turkey court annuls parts of controversial judiciary law

Ankara - Turkey's constitutional court on Friday overturned sections of a controversial reform tightening the government's grip on the judiciary, local media said.
In the Media by AFP

Moody's downgrades Turkey outlook to 'negative'

Ankara - Moody's rating agency on Thursday downgraded its outlook on Turkey to "negative", putting the country's investment-grade rating at risk, saying political uncertainty was affecting investor confidence and casting doubt over further reforms.
In the Media by AFP

Charity linked to Erdogan's son received $100 mn in aid

Istanbul - A charity at which Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's son sits on the board received more than $100 million of aid over a four-year period, the government said on Thursday amid graft claims roiling the government.
In the Media by AFP

Turkey keeps YouTube ban in place despite court orders

Ankara - Turkey's government on Thursday said it would keep its block on YouTube in place despite two separate courts ordering the ban be lifted.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Triumphant Turkey PM renews pledge to crackdown on rivals

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, emerging triumphant from last weekend's local polls, renewed his pledge of war against rivals he blames for illegal wiretaps and graft claims targeting his allies.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Echoes of Armenian Genocide as Turkey supports attacks on Kessab Special

Mention the Armenian Genocide in Turkey and go to prison. Turkey adds injury to Armenian Christians by supporting Islamists with weapons and passage into Syria to attack the ancient city of Kessab. Kim Kardashian tweets Armenian support amidst criticism.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams

YouTube appeals to Turkey's Constitutional Court over ban

Ankara - YouTube has appealed to Turkey's Constitutional Court to lift a ban the government slapped on the video-sharing service after audio of a top-level security meeting was posted on the site.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Dangerous to be a Christian Special

2013 was a dangerous year for Christians. Many were tortured and killed, mostly by Islamists throughout the Middle East. Jesus said "love your enemy," so Christians don't usually seek revenge, making them easy targets.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Why it's dangerous to be a journalist

In recent years, more journalists are being killed and imprisoned for exposing truths that powerful people want to keep hidden. Is the pen really mightier than the sword?
In the Media by Lonna Lisa Williams - 6 comments

Turkey keeps YouTube ban after court backtrack

Istanbul - YouTube will remain blocked in Turkey, despite the end to a similar controversial ban on Twitter, after a court backtracked on an earlier ruling to grant access to the video-sharing site.
In the Media by AFP

Erdogan urges Turkey's central bank to cut rates

Ankara - Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the country's central bank Friday to cut interest rates in order to stimulate the economy after months of political crisis."The central bank should hold an extraordinary meeting to cut (interest rates) ......
In the Media by AFP
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