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WikiLeaks Blocked in Turkey After Massive Email Leak

WikiLeaks has released a searchable database of nearly 300,000 emails connected to Turkey’s governing party, the AKP. This is part one of the AKP emails, and includes email addresses beginning…

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Twitter Files Lawsuit Against Turkish Government Over $50,000 Fine

Twitter is currently facing a $50,000 fine in Turkey over its refusal to remove tweets that are considered to be terrorist propaganda by the Turkish government. Twitter has responded by…

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[Updated] Turkey Blocks Social Media After Terrorist Attack

In the aftermath of a devastating terrorist attack in Ankara, referred to by some commentators as the worst terror attack in Turkish history, the Turkish government has placed a complete…

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Turkey Blocks WordPress because of a Single Blog

Turkey has recently blocked WordPress, the popular blogging platform, in order to block access to a single blog. Blocking over 60 million blogs just to prevent access to one offending…

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Turkey Issues Take-down Requests to Social Media

Earlier today, Twitter was blocked in Turkey to prevent the spread of an upsetting photograph. The ban was lifted only hours later, after Twitter deleted accounts and removed all occurrences…

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UPDATE: Minecraft May Be Banned in Turkey

UPDATE: In an interview with The Christian Science Monitor, Turkish diplomat Faith Oke said, “A ban is quite out of the question. There will be no ban… the Family and Social…

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Facebook agrees to block pages in Turkey

We reported earlier this week that a Turkish court had ordered Facebook to take down pages deemed offensive to the prophet of Islam. According to the BBC, Facebook is complying…

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Turkish court orders Facebook to block pages

Turkey and the media are again in the news as a Turkish court has ordered Facebook to block pages insulting the prophet of Islam. (The court is) threatening to stop…