Erdogan links dead Turkish teenager to 'terrorist' groups
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said a teenager who died this week after sustaining a head injury in anti-government protests last summer was linked to "terrorist organizations", in comments likely to fan political tensions.
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Erdogan links dead Turkish teenager to 'terrorist' groups
Protesters holding a banner depicting Turkish Berkin Elvan and Greek Alexis Grigoropoulos, a teenager who was shot dead by a policeman in Athens back in 2008, shout slogans in front of a police cordon during a rally in solidarity to the anti-government protesters in Turkey, in Athens March 13, 2014.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Turkish Daily News
Turkish president approves 'democratization package' and closure of prep schools
President Abdullah Gul has finally approved a bill to "transform" private test prep schools , a move which is strongly objected to by the Gulen movement.
Sofia News Agency
Turkey Approves Closing 'Gulen' Prep Schools
Fethullah Gulen, the US-based Muslim Cleric who was once close to Turkey's Prime Minister but is now often called "an arch-rival" to the ruling elite, Photo by EPA/BGNES Turkey is set to close private preparatory schools owned by cleric Fethullah Gulen , after President Gul approved the measure.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
US News & World Report
Internet, Social Media a 'Scourge' for Erdogan
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has tried hard to bring the Turkish media under government control, succeeding to a significant extent by getting crony businessmen to buy major national dailies and television channels.
Thousands clash with police as Turkish teenager buried
Riot police clashed with demonstrators in several Turkish cities for a second day on Wednesday as mourners buried a teenager wounded in protests last summer, unrest which a defiant Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan cast as a plot against the state.
Turkish president criticizes lengthy detentions
Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Tuesday the new regulation reducing detention periods is timely and appropriate because lengthy trial periods already became a form of punishment Anadolu Agency reported.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
ANKARA: Suzanne Geske 'Can Forgive The Murderers,' But Turkish People Cannot
SUZANNE GESKE 'CAN FORGIVE THE MURDERERS,' BUT TURKISH PEOPLE CANNOT Today's Zaman, Turkey March 10 2014 GUNAY HÝLAL AYGUN After President Abdullah Gul ratified the recently passed law on decreasing the maximum period for arrest during a trial to five years from 10 years, a number of suspects in some controversial trials have been released ... (more)
Reactions abound as more Ergenekon suspects freed
Reactions were plentiful on Tuesday against the release from prison of dozens of suspects in the historic Ergenekon trial under a newly passed law that abolished specially authorized courts and reduced the maximum period of detention before a final verdict on the appeal to five years as new releases under the law continue, Today's Zaman reported.
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Death of Turkish boy hurt in protests triggers further unrest
Protesters clashed with police in Turkey's two biggest cities on Tuesday after the death of a 15-year-old boy who was hit in the head by a tear-gas canister during anti-government demonstrations last summer.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Turkey PM, Prez Go Round and Round About Social Media
Today in international tech news: Turkey's president and prime minister aren't quite on the same page regarding the nation's social media policies.
Turkey Must Choose: Europe or Russia
Gazeta Wyborcza , Poland March 6 2014 Turkey Must Choose: Europe or Russia by Bartosz Wielinski Poland and Turkey are speaking with one voice on the crisis in Ukraine - [Polish] President Bronislaw Komorowski and [Turkish] President Abdullah Gul said in Ankara.
Turkey Planning YouTube and Facebook Ban
Guardian Liberty Voice March 9 2014 Turkey Planning YouTube and Facebook Ban Added by Vikas Sharma on March 9, 2014.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Turkish President GA1 4l: There Is No Stepping Back From Freedoms
Late last week, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodogan stated that, after local elections on March 30, he would pursue a further crackdown on internet freedoms.
ANKARA: Hrant Dink Trial Suspect Erhan Tuncel Released
HRANT DINK TRIAL SUSPECT ERHAN TUNCEL RELEASED Today's Zaman, Turkey March 7 2014 A Turkish court released Erhan Tuncel on Friday, who had previously been acquitted of all charges related to the 2007 killing of Hrant Dink, the late editor-in-chief of the Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos, but was then arrested during the retrial of the murder case.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
This Morning: No FB, GOOG Ban In Turkey, Icahn Will Battle For PayPal Spinoff
Turkish President Abdullah Gul has rejected any notion of a ban on Facebook , Google and YouTube , as previously suggested by the nation's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan .
This country is threatening to ban Facebook and YouTube
Turkey's prime minister has threatened drastic steps to censor the Internet, including shutting down Facebook and YouTube, where audio recordings of his alleged conversations suggesting corruption have been leaked in the past weeks, dealing him a major blow ahead of this month's local elections.
Turkey's Gul says Facebook, YouTube ban out of question
Turkey's president on Friday ruled out a ban on Facebook and YouTube after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan threatened such a move to stop political foes posting audio recordings purportedly exposing government corruption.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Gul: Trade between Turkey and Poland increases tenfold
Turkey's President Abdullah Gul said on Thursday that the trade between Turkey and Poland has reached $5.2 billion, a tenfold increase over the last decade, the Anadolu agency reported.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
President: Turkey fully supports Ukraine's territorial integrity
Turkey fully supports Ukraine's territorial integrity, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said in Ankara during a joint press conference with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, TRT Haber TV channel reported on March 5. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on March 5 that the Crimean Tatars who live in Ukraine should know that they are not ... (more)