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Turkey to maintain YouTube block despite ‘free speech’ ruling

YouTube will remain blocked in Turkey in spite of a court order ruling that the ban is a violation of freedom of speech. The prohibition of social media in Turkey sparked public ire and mass protests against internet censorship.

Turkey’s constitutional court: Twitter ban violates free speech

The Twitter ban imposed by Turkey’s government violates freedom of expression and individual rights, said the country’s Constitutional Court after a unanimous vote on Wednesday. The ban caused mass protests and public uproar.

Christians flee Syria’s Kessab, Twitter cries atrocities, Armenia accuses Turkey

The Syrian Army is trying to retake the Christian majority town of Kessab reportedly seized by al-Qaeda-linked forces. The attack made hundreds of ethnic Armenians flee and caused international outcry with Armenia blaming Turkey for supporting extremists.

Syrian jet shot down by Turkey

The Syrian conflict encroached threateningly on Nato’s eastern frontiers on Sunday when Turkey shot down an Assad regime fighter jet that it said had crossed into its territory during a major battle for a key border post.

Turkey's Twitter ban sparks outrage, Google refuses to block YouTube videos

Turkey’s block of social media site Twitter on Thursday, and threats to do the same against other sites, has led to outrage among those who see the "digital coup" as a blatant attempt to silence corruption allegations in the run-up to local elections.

Clashes rock Turkey in wake of protester's death

At least one person was killed as protests swept the country, a 30-year-old policeman who died of a heart attack after officers confronted demonstrators in the eastern town of Tunceli, the Dogan news agency reported.

French student files complaint against Turkish ministry over Gezi detainment

A 24-year-old French student who was deported after being detained by the police during the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul on June 11, 2013, has filed a complaint against the Turkish Finance Ministry for wrongful detention, as well as violations against her freedom, security and right to assembly.

Israel won’t lift Gaza blockade to appease Turkey

Turkish PM insists détente between the two countries will come only if constraints on Strip are lifted.

Turkey’s new internet law: policing the online mall

Since the protests in Gezi Park eight months ago freedom of expression has coming under increasing attack, both on and offline. A new law now threatens digital civil society further, handing the government excessive and arbitrary power to monitor the web.

Critics of internet law demonstrate in Turkey

Riot police break up rally against legislation passed by parliament seen as limiting freedom of speech online.

Turkey police use tear gas to disperse protest against new internet controls

Turkish police have fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds of protesters rallying against “draconian” internet laws approved by parliament.

Next wave of super-rich heading for London as new crises bite

Political and financial upheaval in some of the world's largest emerging economies is driving a new wave of rich migrants to London's supercharged property market as a place to park their wealth, data from a leading real estate agency showed on Friday.

Ukraine launches terror probe over hijack

Yanukovych's "hands are drenched in blood", the man said as he demanded the plane be flown to Sochi where the Ukrainian leader held crisis talks with Putin.

Turkish paper says journalist expelled for criticizing Erdogan

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

Europe exposed: Over $3 trillion in emerging market loans

The Fragile Five, BRICS and MINT are acronyms for countries like Turkey, Mexico, Indonesia, and China that are at the focus of the emerging crisis. But Europe may be the most vulnerable, as banks have more than $3.4 trillion in loans in shaky markets.

Internet censorship bill sparks violent clashes in Istanbul

Anti-government protesters and police clashed in Istanbul on Saturday during demonstrations against the government's new internet policy.

Internet censorship bill sparks violent clashes in Istanbul

'Don't Touch My Internet' Protesters Met with Water Cannons

Protests against government takeover of internet receive violent response in Turkey.

Turkish police fire water cannon at rally against ‘Internet censorship’ law

Police used water cannon and fired teargas to disperse hundreds of protesters that gathered in Istanbul's central Taksim Square on Saturday for a rally calling against a bill that would tighten government control over the Internet.

President of Turkey signs controversial medical aid bill into law

A controversial medical aid law has come into force in Turkey, criminalizing the provision of emergency first aid without government authorization.

Turkey slaps 36 protesters with terrorist charges

Prosecutors in Turkey have charged 36 people with terrorism in connection with massive anti-government protests that rocked the country last year.

Turkish governor blocks search of Syria-bound truck, allows arms cargo to leave

The governor of Turkey’s southern province of Hatay has prevented police from investigating a Syria-bound truck which was reportedly carrying weapons.

Tear gas & rubber bullets: Violence erupts as cops disperse Turkish protesters

A massive anti-government protest is raging on Taksim square in central Istanbul over a high level corruption scandal that's already forced the Prime Minister to reshuffle the cabinet.

Tear gas & rubber bullets: Violence erupts as cops disperse Turkish protesters

Anger at corruption scandal prompts Istanbul street violence

Anti-government protesters clashed with police in Istanbul on Friday amid public anger at the corruption scandal gripping the country.

Turkish court blocks govt attempt to control judiciary

A Turkish court has blocked a government attempt to force police and prosecutors to disclose investigations to their superiors. The move comes amid a high-profile graft scandal that has brought down members of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s cabinet.

Turkish protesters urge PM’s resignation as graft scandal shakes government

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Turkey demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid a widening corruption scandal rattling his government. There are reports of tear gas and clashes with police in Istanbul.

EU double standards in Ukraine absolutely outrageous

By supporting protesters in Ukraine while previously ignoring huge last year protests in Turkey and Spain, EU officials have revealed that for them some protesters are more equal than others.

Turkish patrol seizes over a ton of chemicals from smugglers at Syria border

Turkish border guards seized three vehicles loaded with over 1,000 kg of chemicals as they tried to illegally cross the border into Syria. One of the smugglers was arrested, while others managed to escape.

US ‘concerned’ over Turkey’s choice of Chinese defence system

The United States is “seriously concerned” about Turkey’s decision to counter possible missile threats from Syria and elsewhere with the help of a Chinese defence system.

Turkish police fire tear gas at students in Ankara

Police in Turkey have fired tear gas at students protesting against a municipal project to build a road across part of their university campus in the capital, Ankara.

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