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Turkey Blocks – Jul 24, 2:50 PM

The Google-owned Blogspot blogging service has been blocked in Turkey on 24 July 2018, verified by the Turkey Blocks internet observatory through several major internet service providers. Confirmed: Google Blogspot blocked in #Turkey ; millions of

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Sanem Altan has shared the first photograph of her father Ahmet Altan from prison with the note, “Life passes, everyone passes, everything passes. Only remains a story. They all pass. Stories remain…”
The Turkish Parliament approved four articles of a contentious anti-terror bill on July 23, leading ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmakers and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers to engage in a brawl over HDP lawmaker Ahmet Şık’s speech in the general assembly.
A 23-year-old woman, who was detained for insulting Atatürk in a video that she captured in front of his memorial tomb in Ankara, has been arrested on charge of violating the Law on Offences Committed Against Atatürk.
The British authorities have told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency that Hamdi Akın İpek, a fugitive Turkish businessman wanted for suspected links to the Gülen network, was detained in London on May 23 but was later released on bail.
Nate Schenkkan, the Director for Special Research at Freedom House, has spoken to bianet about the six-month period after the organization categorized Turkey as a “not-free country.”
HDP Urfa MP Ömer Öcalan has submitted a proposal for parliamentary inquiry into the armed attack and conflict which erupted in the district of Suruç in Urfa before the elections on June 24. He has also submitted a parliamentary question to be responded by the Minister of Justice Abdülhamit Gül.

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