Tag: Ankara

Turkey blocks Youtube

Thursday, 27 March 2014 Access to video-sharing site YouTube has been cut off in Turkey, following a new leak of a government meeting compromising Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. Other social media outlets have already been blocked ahead of a tumultuous election.

Egypt denies Turkish PM Gaza entry

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Photo: EPA Egypt’s new authorities have denied Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan entry to the Gaza Strip, the local media reported on Sunday.  According to the Al-Youm Al-Sabia Internet portal, Cairo has notified Ankara that “the visit will not take place.” In particular, it […]

Turkey: ‘sultan’ Erdogan trips over 600 trees

  ‘People of Ataturk’ against Islamic premier’s absolute power 03 June, 19:46   (by Francesco Cerri) (ANSAmed) – ANKARA, JUNE 3 – ‘Erdogan is not all-powerful’ observes, almost with surprise, Hurriyet’s analyst Murat Yetkin. A protest which began as a demonstration against the destruction of 600 trees in […]

Turkish protesters control Istanbul square after two days of clashes: While Citizens Protest Turkish media Media Airs Cooking Shows

Demonstrations pose biggest challenge yet to prime minister and expose government influence over media Constanze Letsch in Istanbul guardian.co.uk,   Sunday 2 June 2013 12.30 EDT Turkish protesters gather in Taksim Square, Istanbul, on Sunday. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images Turkish protesters controlled Istanbul’s main square again on Sunday after two […]

Turkish government authorises raids against Syria

Fears of major conflict grow as parliament approves ‘deterrent’ measures in wake of cross-border incident on Wednesday Martin Chulov in Beirut The Guardian, Thursday 4 October 2012 14.18 EDT Turkey‘s parliament has given legal authority to the military to launch cross-border raids into Syria in response to Wednesday’s […]