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Turkey’s top court rules Twitter ban violates free speech

Turkey’s top court rules Twitter ban violates free speech

Apr 02, Ankara – Turkey’s top constitutional court ruled on Wednesday that the government’s ban on the online messaging service Twitter violated rights, local media reported. The Twitter ban took effect on March 20 after the social media site was used to spread audio recordings that allegedly implicated Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his […]

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Twitter ban sparks public fury in Turkey ahead of polls

Twitter ban sparks public fury in Turkey ahead of polls

Mar 21, Ankara – The popular micro-blogging site, one of several that has been used to publish allegations of corruption in Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s inner circle, went dark in Turkey late Thursday, just hours after the embattled leader threatened to “wipe out” the social network. In a tweet, Turkey’s president on Friday hit […]

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Erdogan wants to snoop into students’ bedrooms

Erdogan wants to snoop into students’ bedrooms

Nov 15, – Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to keep unmarried male and female students from living together. “No one knows what is happening in these living spaces – all manner of dubious activities could be taking place,” Erdogan said at a party meeting. “And then the parents complain and ask where the […]

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