A week after the Turkish government banned Twitter, authorities there moved to block online video-sharing site YouTube on Thursday. The Ankara, Turkey-based news organization Anadolu Agency reported that the national telecommunication authority had announced an “administrative block” on YouTube, though the website still appeared accessible after the announcement.
In a stunning move Friday, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan banned microblogging site Twitter across his country, in an attempt to quiet critics of his administration as it prepares for crucial elections later this month. Erdogan and his political party, … Continue reading
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has been defiantly beating off calls for his removal since a government corruption and bribery scandal began 10 days ago. After officials decreed that prosecutors would have to clear investigation efforts with their superiors, a court overturned that policy. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading
The Turkish Parliament Wednesday approved a possible cross-border offensive into Northern Iraq in response to tensions between Turkey and Kurdish rebels in the region. International policy experts discuss the likelihood of armed conflict in the border region and the impact of Turkey’s vote. Continue reading