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Rights Group: Turkey's YouTube, Twitter bans violate free expression

A leading international human rights group is calling the Turkish government's decision to block YouTube a "disastrous move" for freedom of expression and the right to access information.
March 28, 2014

Turkey moves to block YouTube access after 'audio leak'

Turkey has moved to block access to YouTube, a day after a court ordered the suspension of a ban on Twitter, which PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan backed.
BBC: March 27, 2014

Turkey downs Syrian warplane near border

Turkey has shot down a Syrian warplane during pitched fighting between Syrian rebels and government troops near the border.
March 23, 2014

Turkish Finance Minister Simsek defends Twitter ban

Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek has defended his government's ban on Twitter, accusing the website of failing to comply with court orders.
BBC: March 23, 2014

Twitter website 'blocked' in Turkey

Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked in the country.
BBC: March 21, 2014

Turkey’s EU accession chapters will not open for free, says Cyprus FM

Cyprus Minister of Foreign Affairs Ioannis Kasoulides has made it clear that Turkey’s EU accession course chapters will only open if Nicosia feels that the reason they were closed in the first place has been lifted.
Famagusta Gazette: March 15, 2014

Turkey PM Erdogan says 'tapped' phone call to son is fake

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has angrily condemned as fake an audio recording that appears to show him talking to his son about hiding large sums of money.
BBC: February 25, 2014

Turkey to reinstate citizenship of exchanged Greeks

The chairman of the Istanbul Greek Universal Federation, Nikolas Uzunoglu, revealed that efforts were being put in to grant ethnic Greeks who were exiled from Turkey 50 years ago with Turkish citizenship.
World Bulletin: February 22, 2014

World War I root of Mideast conflict, Armenian genocide

A century on, World War I casts a haunting shadow far from the trenches of western Europe, having spawned two crises that still strain international relations: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Armenian genocide.
AFP: February 21, 2014

Turkey claims foreign influence on anti-corruption probes

With the Turkish government mired in corruption allegations, it has found an unlikely ally. Leading members of the pro-Kurdish movement are backing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's claim that he is the victim of an international conspiracy.
February 20, 2014