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Redhack members acquitted in terror case

An Ankara criminal court ruled on March 15 for the acquittal of ten Redhack members charged with supporting left-separatist terror organizations.

3 Different Case Procedures For “Hitler-Seeming” Erdoğan Banner

A banner depicting Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a Hitler-like mustache resulted in 3 insult cases across Turkey with different procedures.
Turkey is second in the world in terms of the amount of content restricted on Facebook due to government requests

Zuckerberg notes Turkey’s defamation laws over Atatürk as Facebook updates rules

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has pointed to defamation laws protecting modern Turkey’s founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk as an example of the ‘different legal and cultural environments’ in which the world’s largest social network operates.
A 35-year-old male teacher who cut a schoolgirl’s throat with a box cutter has been convicted to just five months in jail while also being promoted to the post of deputy principal.
Ankara vents its anger at Washington over Secretary of State John Kerry’s apparent suggestion that talks with Syrian President al-Assad are inevitable.
Since the dawn of time every Muslim is a Turk in the eyes of the West, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has claimed
Turkey’s budget deficit hit 2.36 billion Turkish Liras ($900 million) in February due to higher seasonal spending on infrastructure and interest expenditures, Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek said March 16.

Political concerns mar Turkish Stream project

Turkish concern about over-dependence on Russian energy, and an upcoming election, mean Russia’s plans for a new gas pipeline to Southeastern Europe are unlikely to advance as quickly as Moscow might like, Turkish energy officials said today (11 March).


Fragile or Favored? Prospects for Turkey’s Economy in 2015

Report (Bipartisan Policy Center) March 2015 National Security Program Turkey is often touted as an economic success story. One impressive statistic, commonly cited by its government, is that Turkey has managed to triple its per capita gross domestic product (GDP), a measure of economic performance, in the last 13 years. Visitors to Turkey, whether Ankara

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