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Turkey’s Ban On Twitter Faces First Legal Challenges

 Mashable! by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

A press organization and two experts in Internet law filed two challenges against Turkey’s Twitter ban on Monday.

Youngstrs in Ankara are literally posting their tweets on to the streets#TweetterisblockedinTurkey

Turkey Heightens Twitter Censorship with Mandated IP Blocking


The Net may have briefly routed around Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoan’s DNS-based anti-Twitter censorship, but the minister’s next move has been to mandate that Turkish ISPs block Twitter’s assigned IP addresses.

Erdogan Vows to ?Wipe Out? Twitter in Turkey

Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

Turkey has blocked Twitter ? as well as Google’s public DNS service, used to circumvent the block. It seems, however, that the Turkish government’s plan to censor dissent has backfired, as tweets coming out from Turkey are on the rise.


The moment when a Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down a Syrian Mig-23 was accidentally captured on live television
Turkish FM Davutoğlu spoke with Rasmussen and Ban to discuss the developments after the jet was shot down

We are Turkey’s Generation Y ? not a robot lobby

The Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses us of launching a hashtag war on his government, but we just want our online freedom

Two Weeks to Local Polls and It Gets Hotter

Only two weeks left to the crucial local elections in Turkey and tensions are even higher now. Here is last week’s summary in the news

Option Three: To Hell In A Handbasket

This post has been updated.

I recently returned from Turkey. I made a decision not to post while I was there and here?s why.

Things are going to hell in a handbasket. So much has happened in the past month, much of it reported in detail by the foreign press and the few independent Turkish media outlets still operating. I?m relying more and more on my Twitter feed for information about what is happening on the ground. Let me recap:

McCarthyism Comes to Turkey

If the economy is fine, Turkish voters don?t seem to mind corruption and political purges.

Newroz 2014, élections du 30 mars et « référendum pour l?autonomie ».


Transformer les élections municipales (et de province) du 30 mars prochain en référendum est à la mode en Turquie ces derniers temps. Elle a été lancé par le chef du gouvernement AKP  Recep Tayyip Erdogan  pour qui elles doivent tenir lieu de test de popularité  et de “tribunal populaire devant absoudre ses proches des suspicions de corruption qui les accablent.  Pas de raison que les autres partis n’en fassent pas autant.

C’est en tout cas le choix que fait aussi le BDP, le parti kurde, branche légale du PKK, qui selon toute probabilité va élargir ses positions. Il est très probable qu’Ahmet Türk remporte la mairie de Mardin, actuellement AKP par exemple  et tout à fait possible qu’il y ait d’autres surprises.

EU-Turkey Relations: A Visa Breakthrough?

GTE Policy Brief (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 11, March 2014, 7 p. by Gerald Knaus * In June 2012 the European Council authorized the European Commission to begin talks with Turkey on visa liberalisation. The Council also presented Turkey a list of official requirements for visa-free travel, known as a ?visa liberalisation roadmap.? On 16 December

Turkey?s Local Elections: Actors, Factors, and Implications

Report (BPC) March 2014, 32 p. The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Foreign Policy Project On March 30, 2014, Turks will vote in municipal elections amid an ongoing political conflict within the Islamic conservative movement between two former allies turned bitter foes. Though sharp divisions within Turkish society are hardly new, the fault line along which

L?industrie française tend la main à la Turquie

Air & Cosmos (France) n° 2397, 14 mars 2014, p. 30-31 Yann Cochennec, A Ankara Pour célébrer le centenaire de la fondation de leur république, les industriels aéronautiques turcs se sont fixé des objectifs très ambitieux pour 2023. Cela tombe bien, car les industriels français sont prêts à les aider. Ali Tachattahte, responsable développement expor

Turkish horror cinema continues to haunt audience

Hurriyet Daily News

This week?s ?Ammar: Cin Tarikatı? (Ammar: Order of the Jinn) is the latest in a string of Turkish horror films that have established a genre of its own in the last decade

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