Turkey maintains its record: New Twitter transparency report says Turkey leads in social media censorship…

Turkey Blocks – Editorial – Mar 21, 7:41 AM

The latest quarterly transparency report from Twitter Inc. reveals that Turkey once again led globally in number of content takedown requests by court order in the last quarter of 2016. The popular social media and micro-blogging services routinely

Reuters – Mar 22, 6:19 AM

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Europeans across the world would not be able to walk safely on the streets if they kept up their current attitude. Turkey has been embroiled in a row with Germany and the Netherlands

The Independent – Mar 22, 3:29 AM

Europeans across the world will not be able to walk the streets safely if they keep up their current attitude towards Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. Turkey has been mired in a diplomatic row with Germany and the Netherlands after

Financial Times – Mar 15, 9:18 AM

Browsing Facebook at home one Saturday, Bilgin Ciftci saw a post that made him chuckle. It was a montage of images of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan placed alongside Gollum from The Lord of the Rings. In the first, the president and the

New York Times – Patrick Kingsley – Mar 19, 9:01 PM

In one section of Istanbul, an imprisoned journalist’s family tries to cope after Turkey’s crackdown. In another, a neighborhood leader is proud to have taken a bullet for his government during the coup attempt. This is the second part in the State

Turkey-EU relations plumb new depths

Turkey’s EU quarrel escalated on all fronts over the weekend, amid fresh “Nazi” and “terrorism” jibes. “Not all Turks are little Erdogans,” Juncker said.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has responded to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s criticism of Ankara’s likening of the German government to the Nazis, asserting that present German politicians were not Nazis but that their practices were reminiscent of the era
Turkey’s president assures supporters that he “will keep on standing firm” despite some European governments’ actions.

Three children not enough, have five: Erdoğan to Turks in EU

President Erdoğan calls on Turks in Europe to procreate more because ‘they are the future of Europe’

Five myths about Turkey

No, its president isn’t a dictator, and the country isn’t secular.

Erdogan threatens to scrap EU-Turkey migrant deal

President Erdogan says the EU can “forget about” Turkey re-admitting migrants, as a row continues.
Those in Europe who make dogs bite Turkish protesters are “no different from gladiators in ancient Rome,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on March 17, referring to the Dutch police intevention against Turkish pro-government demonstrators in Rotterdam last weekend.
Washington Post – Mar 16

Seyla Benhabib is a professor of political science and philosophy at Yale University. On April 16, Turkish voters — some 58 million of them — will take part in a constitutional referendum proposed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

sofiaglobe.com – Clive Leviev-Sawyer – Mar 16, 6:06 AM

Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry said on March 16 that it was recalling its ambassador in Ankara, Nadezhda Neynsky, for consultations. The single-sentence statement by the Foreign Ministry gave no reason why Neynsky was being called back to Sofia, but

Erdogan angers Dutch with Srebrenica jibe

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan prompted a fresh outcry in The Netherlands yesterday (14 February) with a jibe about the Srebrenica massacre, warning of retaliation in a spiralling diplomatic crisis.
Turkish Family Affairs and Social Policies Minister Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya has accused the Netherlands of “savagely” violating her delegation’s freedom of expression, assembly and action, during a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on March 15

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