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.
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.

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.

Opposition calls for Erdogan's resignation following release of tapes

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that tapes allegedly featuring his voice were fabricated and illegally distributed.

Turkish lawmakers approve tighter controls on judges, prosecutors

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The Turkish parliament approved a law Saturday that supporters say gives the government more control over the appointment of judges and prosecutors.

Turkish judge jails 17 for as much as 2 years for anti-Erdogan slogan

ESKISEHIR, Turkey, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A lawyer for Turkish protesters sentenced to jail for chanting a slogan critical of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said the sentences were "harsh."

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.

Turkey deports journalist who criticized government

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- An Azerbaijani journalist left Turkey Friday after an order to deport him for posting messages critical of the Turkish government, an Istanbul newspaper said.

Documents allegedly link Turkey's prime minister, family to corruption

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Turkey's prime minister and his family were linked to bid-rigging and corruption charges in motions filed by public prosecutors, some Turkish websites say.

Turkish board turns down retrial request in coup case for second time

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A new court board in Turkey Tuesday turned down another retrial request from the army officers convicted for planning a coup, court officials said.

Report: Turkish gov't clamping down on reporters

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A free speech group Monday condemned the Turkish government's attempts to tamp down on journalists who are critical of public officials.

Bus runs off icy road in Turkey; nine people killed

SIVAS, Turkey, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- At least nine people died Monday after a bus slid off an icy road and rolled into a ditch in the central Turkish province of Sivas, Today's Zaman reported.

One dead, seven missing as immigrants' boat capsizes near Turkey

KUSADASI, Turkey, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- At least one person died and seven were missing after a boat carrying immigrants capsized near the resort town of Kusadasi, Turkey, officials said Friday.

167 police officials removed from force in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Turkish authorities Thursday removed 167 police officials in Bursa and Ankara amid an ongoing corruption investigation, officials said.

Turkish government rounds up suspected al-Qaida members

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A Turkish court has ordered 13 suspected members of al-Qaida arrested after a sweeping government raid covering six provinces, officials said.
EU has judicial concerns with Turkey

EU has judicial concerns with Turkey

STRASBOURG, France, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Having frank discussions about the Turkish justice system is vital in European accession talks, the EU enlargement chief said Wednesday in France.

Top al-Qaida leaders among terror suspects arrested in Turkish raids

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Top members of al-Qaida are allegedly among numerous suspected terrorists arrested in raids in several Turkish provinces, security officials say.

Shooting death of Turkish child bride investigated

SIIRT, Turkey, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- An investigation was under way into the suspicious circumstances of a 13-year-old bride found shot to death in Turkey, authorities said.

Turks seize weapons bound for Syria

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Acting on a tip, Turkish officials said they stopped two passenger buses loaded with weapons and ammunition headed for the Syrian border.

Turkey detains 35 in customs bribery investigation

MERSIN, Turkey, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Turkish authorities said they detained 35 people this week in a bribery investigation at the port of Mersin.

16 Turkish police chiefs reassigned in corruption investigation

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Police chiefs in at least 16 Turkish provinces were reassigned to the National Police Department as part of a corruption investigation, Today's Zaman reported.

Diplomatic reshuffle sends 12 Turkish envoys to new posts

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Turkish Foreign Ministry performed diplomatic musical chairs Monday, moving 12 ambassadors and envoys to new posts around the world.

Erdogan: Corruption case an attempted coup by judiciary

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday an investigation into corruption in his government is a coup attempt by the judiciary.

Turkish judge stays order barring journalists from police buildings

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A Turkish court in Istanbul issued a temporary block of a ban on journalists entering police department buildings, a journalist organization said.
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