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Turkey presses for quick finish in Cyprus peace talks

Turkey aims to complete Cyprus peace negotiations that have speeded up after a deadlock on a joint statement was overcome last week, analysts agree, believing that Turkey has valid reasons to support these talks.
Today's Zaman: February 17, 2014

Turkey tightens control over judiciary

Turkey's parliament has approved a law giving the government more power over the council that appoints and oversees judges and prosecutors.
February 15, 2014

Turks clash with police over Internet curbs

Turkish riot police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse hundreds of people protesting legislation that critics say will tighten government controls over the Internet.
February 9, 2014

Turkish paper says journalist expelled for criticising Erdogan

A Turkish newspaper said on Friday one of its journalists had been ordered to leave the country for criticising Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Twitter, raising concerns about media freedom a day after Turkey tightened internet controls.
Thomson Reuters Foundation: February 7, 2014

Turkish Parliament Approves Internet Crackdown

The Turkish parliament has easily passed a measure that will tighten government controls on the Internet.
February 6, 2014

Turkey's crackdown on internet a matter of politics

The Turkish government is facing growing criticism over its proposals to control Internet use. The moves come with the government mired in corruption allegations.
January 31, 2014

Feud tarnishes reputation of Turkey's Erdogan, Gulen - survey

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's feud with U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen has damaged the reputation of both, but Erdogan's party would still win an election if one were called this weekend, a survey showed on Thursday.
Reuters: January 30, 2014

Hollande's Turkey visit hints at warming ties

French President François Hollande is in Turkey for a two-day visit aimed at improving relations between the two countries.
January 28, 2014

Alcohol ban final nail in coffin for ancient Turkey hotel

A 400-year-old Turkish hotel that has long been a favourite of movie stars and VIPs from around the world has been forced to close its doors... because of a government ban on alcohol.
AFP: January 24, 2014

Turkish central bank shies away from rate hike, credibility questioned

Turkey's central bank shied away from hiking its main interest rates on Tuesday despite a tumbling lira and rising inflation, bowing to what many investors see as pressure from a government bent on maintaining growth ahead of elections.
Reuters: January 21, 2014