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Wikipedia appeals to Turkish constitutional court over website’s blocking

NKARA, May 9 – Online encyclopedia Wikipedia has appealed to Turkey’s constitutional court against a government decision to block access to its website, broadcaster CNN Turk said on Tuesday, a case that has heightened concerns about censorship in Turkey. Turkey’s telecommunications watchdog said two weeks ago that access to Wikipedia had been blocked, citing a

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Netherlands says it Wary of “Long Arm” of Turkish State

AMSTERDAM, Dec 14  – The Netherlands said on Wednesday it would challenge every instance of the “long arm” of Ankara extending to its territory, after a report the Turkish embassy had sent home a list of Dutch Turks who might have sympathized with July’s failed coup. The Dutch foreign minister summoned Turkey’s ambassador in The

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Turkish Jets Hit 39 Daesh Targets, Kills Four Militants – Turkish Army

ANKARA, Dec 10 – Turkish warplanes destroyed 39 Daesh targets and killed four militants in northern Syria, the Turkish army said on Saturday. Turkey’s ramping up of its air strikes in northern Syria are part of Ankara’s almost four-month-old “Euphrates Shield” operation with Turkish-backed rebels, which aims to push the jihadists and Kurdish militia fighters

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Erdogan, Putin Discuss Syria as Turkish-Backed Rebels Push to Al-Bab

By Humeyra Pamuk and Orhan Coskun ISTANBUL/ANKARA, Nov 25 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed an attack on Turkish troops in Syria with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday as Turkish-backed rebels pressed an offensive to take the Syrian city of al-Bab from Daesh. The Turkish military has said Thursday’s air strike, which killed

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Car Bomb Rocks Southeast Turkey After Pro-Kurdish Lawmakers Detained

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Nov 4 – A car bomb rocked southeastern Turkey’s largest city on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 40, security sources said, hours after police detained the leaders of the mostly Kurdish region’s biggest political party. The blast struck near the police station in Diyarbakir where some of the

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Turkey Orders Dozens of Pilots Detained in Coup Investigation – Anadolu

ISTANBUL, Oct 27  – Turkish prosecutors have ordered the detention of 73 air force pilots, the latest in a stream of police operations related to the investigation of July’s attempted coup, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Thursday. The operation targeting supporters of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for the putsch, focused

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Turkish Capital Bans Public Meetings Due To Militant Attack Fears

ANKARA, Oct 18  – Authorities in the Turkish capital Ankara have banned public meetings and marches until the end of November after receiving intelligence that militants were planning attacks in the city, which has been targeted with bombings over the past year. The ruling, announced by the Ankara governor’s office, came as Turkey pursued a

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German Broadcaster Files Complaint in Turkey Over Confiscated Tape

BERLIN, Sept 26 – German broadcaster Deutsche Welle said on Monday it had filed a complaint with a civil court in Ankara seeking the return of a confiscated video interview withTurkey‘s youth and sports minister. Turkey confiscated the tape after reporter Michel Friedman asked the minister, Akif Cagatay Kilic, in the Sept. 5 interview about

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