| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The introduction of a system for mass surveillance of social media in Egypt has triggered fresh accusations that authorities seek to suppress freedoms, although Interior Ministry officials insist it is primarily designed to fight terrorism.
| May 8, 2014
| 8:30 AM
ROME - A major spat has broken out in Turkey's young but proliferating pay-TV market pitting leading pay-TV platform D-Smart and SinemaTV, which is affiliated with one of Turkey's biggest theatrical distributors, Medyavizyon.
After five years during...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:26 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- A Turkish court on Wednesday suspended a controversial ban on Twitter following an appeal even as the site’s lawyers pursue separate legal action against the government's shutdown order, local media reports.
Senior members of...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The government of Turkey on Thursday blocked access to YouTube -- a week after taking similar action to ban Twitter -- after a two-part video was uploaded to the vidsite purportedly disclosing secret military talks about Turkey taking action against...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:32 AM
After first blocking Twitter, Turkey has now also blocked access to YouTube, according to numerous reports.
The action comes after a recording allegedly containing audio from a meeting among many top Turkish officials was leaked onto the Google-owned...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:26 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter said late Friday that it won a key victory for freedom of expression after a Turkish court reversed an order that forced the company to take down an account that accused a former government minister of corruption.
| Mar 30, 2014
| 1:19 AM
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turks went to the polls Sunday in municipal elections seen as a key test for the embattled ruling party as a corruption scandal swirls around Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle.
The vote was widely viewed...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:01 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party appeared headed toward a sizable victory in the country's municipal elections Sunday, despite a corruption scandal that continues to swirl around Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The Turkish government's ban on access to the Twitter social media site violates citizens' right to free expression and access should be immediately restored, the country's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday.
Citing the Turkish Constitution's...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
BEIRUT — A rebel assault on the northern Syrian town of Kasab near the Turkish border has sparked a furor among Armenians worldwide and revived dark memories of the Ottoman-era genocide.
It's unclear how many civilian casualties occurred in the...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Local leaders and activists in the Armenian community this week called the conciliatory statement by Turkey’s prime minister regarding the 1915 Armenian killings a slap in the face because he declined to characterize the deaths as genocide.
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Public officials in Glendale are praising a vote by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday that passed a resolution to observe and commemorate the Armenian Genocide.
Authored by committee chair Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Mark...