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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 .
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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.
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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)
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Gul inspects legal structure after Turkey's anti-graft ops
Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Tuesday ordered Turkey's State Audit Board to launch investigations into five topics, to ascertain whether the state apparatus has the legal capacity to oversee wiretapping regulations, fight corruption and deal with irregularies in urban rent, according to a statement released by the Presidency Press Service.
Turkish PM says rival will "pay price" as new recordings emerge
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday berated an Islamic cleric he accuses of plotting to wreck his government, as more voice recordings apparently intended to embarrass the Turkish leader were aired on the Internet.
Turkey president orders auditing body to probe corruption
Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Tuesday ordered Turkish state auditors on Tuesday to assess the government's ability to fight corruption, said a Turkish official statement.
Turkey's Gul orders auditors to assess capacity to fight corruption
Turkish President Abdullah Gul ordered state auditors on Tuesday to assess the government's capacity to fight corruption, including in the construction sector, amid a graft investigation that has implicated senior elected officials.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
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Turkey's president signs controversial internet bill into law [Anadolu Agency (Turkey)]
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) New law requires decision to block a website to be sent to court within 24 hours, and the court is required to rule on the decision within next 48 hours ANKARA Abdullah Gul An omnibus bill that includes the controversial regulation regarding the state control on internet has been signed into law by Turkish President on ... (more)
Turkey's parliament ratifies closure of 'dershane'
The Turkish Parliament voted Friday to close all private tutoring centers - widely known as 'dershane' in Turkish - by September 2015 and convert them into conventional private schools, Anadolu Agency reported.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Turkey's CHP Party to re-appeal over judiciary law
Turkey`s main opposition party, the Republican People`s Party will file another appeal to Turkey's Constitutional Court to annul the newly-adopted draft law that aims to restructure the country`s top judicial body.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Erdogan says phone taps of him are fakes from 'robot lobby'
Turks in the conservative Istanbul district where Recep Tayyip Erdogan grew up stood defiantly by their prime minister on Wednesday in the face of a voice recording purportedly of him warning his son to hide large sums of money.
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Turkey's President Signs Controversial Judiciary Law
Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan arrive at the opening ceremony of a new line of the Ankara Metro, in Ankara, Feb. 12, 2014.
GM extends vehicle recall over potentially-deadly ignition fault
Car giant GM has extended a recall of vehicles that are believed to have a problem with their ignition switches.
Turkey tightens control of judiciary
Turkish President Abdullah Gul has signed a controversial law which will give the government more control over the country's judiciary.
Turkey's general assembly ratifies Internet bill
Turkish parliament passed late on Tuesday an omnibus bill including new regulations on Internet usage which gives more power to the country's national telecommunications authority Anadolu Agency reported.
Turkey's president approves law tightening grip on judiciary
Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved a law boosting government control over the appointment of judges and prosecutors, his office said on Wednesday.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Turkey Formally Inducts First AEW&C Aircraft
Attending a ceremony held at the 3rd Main Jet Base Command in the province of Konya to put into service the Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft as part of the project entitled 'Peace Eagle', President Gul underscored the fact that these highly developed aircraft, which are owned by very few countries, have made not only the Turkish Air ... (more)
Turkey's bazaar of bootleg tapes
When I arrived in Istanbul two and a half years ago, several contacts were reluctant to speak openly on the phone, fearful that such conversations were being bugged.