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Turkey restores Twitter, YouTube still banned

Turkey restores Twitter, YouTube still banned

ANKARA, Turkey, April 3 (UPI) -- Turkey has lifted its ban on Twitter after a court ruled the ban unconstitutional, though YouTube remains blocked.
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Turkish PM Erdogan vows to 'eradicate' Twitter, blocks access

Turkish PM Erdogan vows to 'eradicate' Twitter, blocks access

ANKARA, Turkey, March 21 (UPI) -- Tweets from Turkey haven't dropped despite blocked access to Twitter after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to 'eradicate' it, statistics indicated.
Erdogan hints social media websites could go dark after elections

Erdogan hints social media websites could go dark after elections

ANKARA, Turkey, March 7 (UPI) -- Turkey's prime minister hinted Facebook and YouTube may go dark after March 30 elections to prevent what he says are the Internet's negative effects on society.

President signs law giving government power to block websites

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Turkish President Abdullah Gul has signed a law that gives the government power to block websites and monitor user activity.

U.N. voices concern over Internet website bill in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A bill proposed in Turkey that allows the government to block any website without a court order has drawn criticism from the United Nations.

Turkish police use tear gas against Internet bill protesters

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Groups protesting a bill they said would violate Internet privacy were dispersed by Turkish police in Istanbul using water cannons and tear gas, officials say.

Opposition protests new Internet ban in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Turkish opposition parties and the international community are calling on the government to scrap a new bill they say would severely limit Internet free speech.

Egypt expels Turkish ambassador over tensions from Morsi ouster

CAIRO, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Egypt said Saturday it had expelled the Turkish ambassador after months of tension over the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.
Turkish president: Muslims must solve Syria crisis

Turkish president: Muslims must solve Syria crisis

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- President Abdullah Gul of Turkey Thursday called on Muslim countries to take on more responsibility in solving the crisis in Syria.

Turkish president speaks against 'Islamophobia' during COMCEC speech

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Turkish President Abdullah Gul said he is calling on Muslim countries to flight prejudice against Islam.

Turkish military convoy attacked in apparent PKK ceasefire break

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Turkish President Abdullah Gul warned the Kurdistan Workers' Party Saturday the government will respond in kind if it breaks the current truce.

Turkey lifts ban on headscarves in parliament

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Female lawmakers in Turkey wore headscarves to Parliament for the first time following the end of a long-standing ban.
Iranian foreign minister meets top Turkish leaders

Iranian foreign minister meets top Turkish leaders

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed concerns about the Syrian civil war in meetings Friday with top Turkish officials.

Turkey celebrates 90th anniversary on Republic Day

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Turkey kicked off its 90th anniversary Tuesday with a ceremony at the mausoleum of the country's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Iraq, Turkey work to make amends

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The Turkish government is committed to supporting Iraqi efforts to bring stability to a country plagued by violence, the Turkish president said.

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Turkey calls for Morsi's release, outlines political transition

Turkey calls for Morsi's release, outlines political transition

ANKARA, Turkey, July 17 (UPI) -- Turkey called for the release of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and offered a political transition plan to elected civilian leaders in eight months.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has ear surgery

ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 10 (UPI) -- Turkish President Abdullah Gul had surgery on his ear to correct a problem exacerbated by frequent air travel, his office said Wednesday.

Turkey called on to investigate police abuses

PARIS, June 6 (UPI) -- The International Federation for Human Rights called on the Turkish government to set up an investigation of alleged police abuse.

U.S. issues security alert for Turkey

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- U.S. citizens traveling or living in Turkey are advised to be on alert given the violence tied to nationwide protests, the U.S. State Department said.

Erdogan dismisses Turkey protesters, Gul is conciliatory

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 4 (UPI) -- A trade union with 240,000 members called a two-day strike beginning Tuesday to protest the governing party of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Hackers group Anonymous attacking websites in Turkey

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 3 (UPI) -- The global hacking group Anonymous said it was attacking certain websites in Turkey, which has been hit by days of anti-government protests.
Turkey's Gul: Intolerance dooms countries to tragedy

Turkey's Gul: Intolerance dooms countries to tragedy

ANKARA, Turkey, April 12 (UPI) -- Western countries will experience tragedies such as massacres if they aren't tolerant of cultures and religions, Turkish President Abdullah Gul warned.

Officer dies when vehicle falls into lake

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 12 (UPI) -- A motorcade in Sweden for Turkey's visiting president turned deadly when a policeman's four-wheeler left the road and went into Lake Malaren, authorities said.
Kerry addresses Erdogan Zionism remark

Kerry addresses Erdogan Zionism remark

ANKARA, Turkey, March 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Friday admonished Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for calling Zionism "a crime against humanity."
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