/ Apr 30, 2017

Turkey blocks Wikipedia access, bans TV dating shows

Turkey on Saturday blocked all access to Wikipedia and banned television dating shows, adding to fears of a crackdown after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in a referendum on enhancing his powers. The government also dismissed almost 4,000 public officials in the latest wave ...

Is Erdogan Turkey's omnipotent sultan?

/ | Apr 17, 2017

Is Erdogan Turkey's omnipotent sultan?

If there were a global contest for winning elections, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would see himself as the undisputed and undefeated heavyweight champion of the world. In the 15 years since his ruling party came to power, Erdogan has taken part in 11 ...

Western leaders cautious on Erdogan's thin win, expanded powers

/ Apr 17, 2017

Western leaders cautious on Erdogan's thin win, expanded powers

Western leaders reacted cautiously, but with some concern, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s “Yes” campaign emerged as the winner of Sunday’s referendum on expanding the powers of his office. Some capitals, such as London, were holding fire until hearing the opinion of the ...

Erdogan declares 'historic decision' poll win as foes cry fraud

/ Apr 17, 2017

Erdogan declares 'historic decision' poll win as foes cry fraud

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in Sunday’s referendum that will grant sweeping powers to the presidency, hailing the result as a “historic decision.” Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, Erdogan said unofficial results showed the “yes” side had won by a margin of ...

German officials warn Gulen followers Turkey is trying to spy on them

Mar 29, 2017

German officials warn Gulen followers Turkey is trying to spy on them

German officials on Tuesday warned Turkey against spying on its territory, after Ankara allegedly sought Berlin’s help in eavesdropping on hundreds of Turks in Germany thought to be supporters of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. The Turkish government claims Gulen supporters were behind a July ...