Many Religious movements canceled their Sunday (today) meetings…

 Religious movements cancel their Sunday meetings

A number of religious movements in Turkey have canceled events scheduled to be held on Dec. 25. The movements announced that their meetings would be held over the internet, as they refrained from explaining the reasons for the cancelations

Turkish court approves verdicts against policemen for killing of Gezi protester Ali Ismail Korkmaz

The Turkish Supreme Court of Appeals has approved a verdict against two police officers who were found guilty of killing 19-year-old Gezi protester Ali İsmail Korkmaz

Turkey’s draft constitutional amendments: harking back to 1876?


Detailed regulations in the draft raise the prospect of a possible perpetual state of emergency hinging on a perception of personal threat.


Turkey Blocks – Editorial – Dec 22, 1:15 PM

The Turkey Blocks monitoring network has detected throttling of Twitter and YouTube affecting many internet users in Turkey. The restrictions were first observed with fixed mobile operator Uydunet/Turksat and mobile providers Turkcell and Vodafone.


The website of Dutch public broadcaster NOS is unreachable for most internet users in Turkey. The restriction has been in place since shortly after the imposition of a national broadcast ban and social media shutdown following the assassination of Russian ambassador Karlov in Ankara.

Some service providers are implementing a “temporary redirect” to the Turkish ISP Association ownership resource

Suspect in Paris murder of three Kurdish women dies

A Turkish national charged with murdering three Kurdish women in Paris died on Dec. 17, a French judicial source said, 36 days before his case came to trial
Turkey’s Education Ministry has suspended 1,980 civil servants – including teachers – over suspicions they are linked to the movement of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, state-run Anadolu Agency reported Dec. 21.
Police in the western province of Uşak on Dec. 22 have detained a total of eight suspects, including the rector of Uşak University Professor Sait Çelik, as a part of an ongoing investigation into the July 15 failed coup attempt, believed to have been orchestrated by the Gülen movement, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

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