April 10, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Turkish government reinforced their ban of YouTube on Thursday, despite a Constitutional Court ruling last week that the ban was unlawful. The Information and Communications Technologies Authority (BTK) said in a statement that the government measures blocking the website will remain in place. ...[read more]
April 4, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Turkey's Constitutional Court on Friday partially lifted the country's ban on Youtube, saying the blanket ban violated human rights. Access to the website was blocked after video of officials discussing an attack on Syria was leaked prior to the election. The Constitutional Court ruled the ban ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
A Turkish official said Thursday that the government has lifted a ban on Twitter following a Constitutional Court ruling Wednesday. The court stated that the ban violated both individual rights as well as the freedom of expression. This decision came a week after an Istanbul court ruled against ...[read more]
March 29, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
An Istanbul court on Friday ruled against Turkey's ban on Twitter, overturning an order that the social media website shut down an account accusing the government of corruption. Access to Twitter was suspended in Turkey last week by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the website's failure to ...[read more]
March 26, 2014
by Peter Snyder
An administrative court in Ankara, the capital of Turkey, issued a temporary injunction Wednesday ordering the country's telecommunication authority (TIB) to lift its ban on the use of the social media website Twitter. The ban on Twitter was imposed last week under orders from Prime Minister ...[read more]
March 18, 2014
by Ann Schober
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday condemned Turkey for violating the rights of Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed founder of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The court found that Ocalan, imprisoned on the Turkish island of Imarli since 1999, had been subjected to "inhuman" ...[read more]
March 18, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
An Istanbul prosecutor on Monday charged five activists involved in anti-government protests last year. Turkey's state-run Anadolu News Agency reported that the protesters, members of a solidarity group, are charged with "forming a criminal gang, staging illegal demonstrations and public ...[read more]
March 6, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Turkey's Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled in favor of retired general Ilker Basbug's appeal against his sentence for life imprisonment. The ruling may allow for his release by the lower court and set a precedent for more than 200 others currently imprisoned for allegedly playing roles in the ...[read more]
March 1, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Turkey's main opposition party, the Republican People's Party (CHP), asked the nation's high court on Friday to overturn a newly enacted law granting parliament greater control over the judiciary. The CHP claims the law is an attempt by the controlling party to avoid the consequences of the ...[read more]
February 24, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
Turkey's parliament on Saturday passed a law granting itself greater control with respect to the judicial appointment process. Amid protests over suspected government corruption and violence inside parliament the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) pushed the bill though parliament, thereby ...[read more]

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