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Turkish court rules YouTube ban unconsitutional

Turkish court rules YouTube ban unconsitutional

ANKARA, Turkey, April 4 (UPI) -- A Turkish court ruled that the ban on YouTube was a violation of human rights after the government shut off access to both YouTube and Twitter.
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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 claims victory in local elections

Turkish PM Erdogan claims victory in local elections

March 31 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory in local elections Monday, an important step in his and his party's retention of power.
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Turkish court reverses ban on Twitter

Turkish court reverses ban on Twitter

March 27 (UPI) -- A Turkish court ruled Wednesday that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government could not legally block Twitter access in Turkey.
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U.S. condemns Turkey's Twitter ban

U.S. condemns Turkey's Twitter ban

March 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of State condemned Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's decision Thursday to block Twitter access in Turkey.
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Turkey's Twitter ban is an epic fail

Turkey's Twitter ban is an epic fail

ANKARA, Turkey, March 21 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a ban on Twitter in the country Friday, but that didn't stop people from circumventing his "futile" ban.
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EU scolds Turkey for Twitter ban

EU scolds Turkey for Twitter ban

BRUSSELS, March 21 (UPI) -- European leaders said Friday they were frustrated by Turkey's decision to restrict access to the social media website Twitter.
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.
Turkey blocks access to Twitter

Turkey blocks access to Twitter

March 21 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to block Twitter because site refuses to adhere to government's request to block links.
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Corruption indictment named 21 people reportedly readied in Turkey

Corruption indictment named 21 people reportedly readied in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, March 15 (UPI) -- A prosecutor in Turkey has completed a corruption indictment naming 21 people, including the mayor of Fatih township in Istanbul, Today's Zaman reports.
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.
Putin and Turkish prime minister discuss Ukrainian crisis

Putin and Turkish prime minister discuss Ukrainian crisis

MOSCOWMarch 4 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke Tuesday about "the acute crisis situation in Ukraine."
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Turkish Parliament moves to shut down prep schools

ANKARA, Turkey, March 1 (UPI) -- The Turkish Parliament passed a bill that will shut down preparatory schools, most of which are run by influential preacher Fethullah Gulen, officials said.

Fake Turkish banknotes given out in anti-corruption demonstration

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Members of a Turkish opposition party have distributed fake banknotes in a protest in Istanbul against alleged government corruption, officials say.

Turkish PM says his phone was tapped by someone in his government

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said evidence has surfaced his secure telephone line was tapped by elements within his own government.
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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (Turkish pronunciation: ) (b. February 26, 1954 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish politician, a former mayor of Istanbul and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey since 14 March 2003. He is also the chairman of the Justice and Development Party (AK Parti), which holds a majority of the seats in the Turkish Parliament.

Born to a Turkish family that moved from Batumi to Rize, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan grew up, in the Kasımpaşa district of Istanbul, a less than affluent neighborhood, famous for its macho honor code. Kasımpaşa men are known to be quick to anger, painfully proud and blunt in word, and he has always been proud of being one.

Erdoğan's grandfather "Bagatlı Recep", Recep from Bagat, died in 1916 fighting against the invading Russian and Armenian forces.

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