As more symbolic backing for Turkey comes from NATO, “Greek PM goads Turkish PM on Twitter over downing of Russian jet….

Greek PM Tsipras takes on Turkish PM on Twitter A highly unusual online exchange took place on Twitter between the prime ministers of Greece and Turkey before the former deleted his tweets – but only from the English version of his account Greek PM in Turkey Twitter outburst BBC News | Europe | World Edition Greek PM … Read more

New economic sanctions on Turkey by Russia as she also halts visa-free regime for Turks from Jan 1…

Putin approves sanctions on Turkey after jet downing Putin signs document that introduces sharp economic sanctions on Turkey, which include banning Turkish employment in the country, according to a statement by the Kremlin press service. Erdogan expresses ‘sadness’ over Russian jet shot down AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) Turkey’s president voices “sadness” over downing of Russian jet … Read more

Turkey vs. Russia. “The Turkish army releases audio of warnings to downed Russian plane WHILE “Navigator of Downed Russian Plane Says There Was No Warning

As rhetorical fury rises over jet incident, how will Putin respond? World news: Turkey | by Shaun Walker in Moscow Announcements made by Moscow include banning of some Turkish poultry imports – hardly a suggestion of bellicose intent The Turkish embassy in Moscow was pelted with eggs, stones and paint. Viewers of state television heard … Read more

These underage civilians were killed by special forces and the Ağrı Governor labelled them as terrorists…

Two people killed by Turkish army in the east were underage civilians, says mayor Even though the eastern province of Ağrı’s governorate stated three members of the outlawed PKK had been killed in clashes after PKK members staged an attack on the Gendarmerie Command, the mayor of the district has claimed two of the dead were … Read more

How not to form a coalition. A timeline by @JamesinTurkey

Timeline: Turkey’s coalition government talks, 2015 In other news: Top court says law banning tutoring centers violates right to education, private enterprise Hurriyet Daily News Turkey’s top court has declared the closing of private tutoring centers, known as “dershanes,” were a restraint on the right to education and would leave the private enterprise unprotected, thus making … Read more

First Legal Challenge to Twitter ban… A Turkey news roundup…

via    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.   Meltem Arıkan @MeltemArikan Youngstrs in Ankara are literally posting their tweets on to the streets#TweetterisblockedinTurkey Turkey Heightens Twitter Censorship with Mandated IP Blocking Slashdot The … Read more

Turkey’s war games. Shoot the Syrian helicopter, then pilots decapitated by Al-Qaida militants… Syria updates..

Turkey conducted ?punitive action? by shooting Syrian helicopter, Turkish FM says Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said that Turkey conducted a ?punishing operation? Raw: Turkey Says It Shot Down Syrian Helicopter A Turkish fighter jet shot down a Syrian military helicopter on Monday after it entered Turkish airspace and ignored warnings to leave, an official said. … Read more