turkish media

thumbnailErdogan takes on 'The Magnificent Century'
2012-12-03Conservatives say the internationally popular television series portrays the Ottoman Sultan in a blasphemous way.
thumbnailTurkish media expands presence into Balkans
2012-05-29While Turkish soap operas have received much fanfare outside the country, much less noticed is the news media's expansion to regions of strategic interest.
Activists protest internet bans in Istanbul
2010-07-19ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Hundreds of activists gathered in Taksim Square on Saturday (July 17th) to demand freedom of speech and the right to access infor...
thumbnailTurkey-Google row sparks call against censorship
2010-07-02Bloggers argue the government ban on Google services primarily victimises millions of Turks, businesses, entrepreneurs, webmasters and media companies.
New information surfaces about Turkish Army's "plot"
2009-11-04ANKARA, Turkey -- A new letter was sent late Tuesday (November 3rd) to civilian prosecutors investigating a group within the Turkish Armed Forces (TS...
thumbnailEU vexed over Turkish media group fine
2009-09-16A fine totaling more than 2 billion euros against the country's largest media group could put Turkey in hot water with Brussels.
Turkish journalist gets suspended sentence for insult
2009-09-16ANKARA, Turkey -- A court in the eastern city of Adana issued a suspended jail sentence Tuesday (September 15th) to a Turkish journalist who publishe...
Turkish media giant Dogan's shares plummet
2009-09-10ANKARA, Turkey -- The stock of Turkey's biggest media holding, Dogan, plummeted about 20% in trading Wednesday (September 9th), a day after announcin...
Turkey arrests colonel for alleged plot
2009-07-01ANKARA, Turkey -- A civilian court ordered on Wednesday (July 1st) the arrest of Navy Colonel Dursun Cicek, who is suspected of drafting a plan to de...
Turkey's Erdogan wants investigation into plot allegations
2009-06-17ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged civil and military judiciary authorities Tuesday (June 16th) to speed up the inve...
CHP says Sunday's local elections changed Turkey's political landscape
2009-04-01ANKARA, Turkey -- Sunday's local election results signalled "fundamental changes" in Turkish politics, Deniz Baykal, leader of the main opposition Re...
thumbnailTurkish scientific council draws criticism for censoring Darwin
2009-03-13Turkish intellectuals, academics and students condemned their country's top scientific agency on Wednesday for its decision to remove a cover story on Charles Darwin and his work from a popular state-run magazine.
Turkey's first full-time negotiator with Brussels resolute about EU bid
2009-01-14ANKARA, Turkey -- The country's new chief negotiator with the EU, Egemen Bagis, said on Tuesday (January 13th) that his country is ready to join the...
Turkey launches first Kurdish-language channel
2009-01-02ANKARA, Turkey -- The country launched its first 24-hour Kurdish-language TV channel on Thursday (January 1st). State-run news channel TRT-6 went on...
thumbnailScience and Technology: Turkey's Erdogan drives up YouTube visits
2008-12-29The Turkish prime minister admits to watching YouTube. Also in the news: Magyar Telekom won a ten-year licence to operate a 3G mobile network in Macedonia, and internet access increases in Cypriot households.
thumbnailTurkish bloggers campaign against internet bans
2008-10-03Many Turks say they are fed up with restrictions on hundreds of internet sites, including YouTube, WordPress.com, Google Groups and more recently the website of a prominent British author, Richard Dawkins.
Popular Turkish journalist arrested
2008-09-24ANKARA, Turkey -- Popular Turkish journalist Tuncay Ozkan was arrested early Monday (September 22nd) at his home in Istanbul, the latest in a string...
thumbnailErgenekon suspects to stand trial in Turkey
2008-07-29Shocking allegations in a government-backed probe have a group of retired army officers, mafia figures, academics, politicians and journalists facing charges of plotting numerous assassinations and bombings. An Istanbul court will hear the case in October.
Two Turkish engineers released in Afghanistan
2008-07-21ANKARA, Turkey -- Two Turkish engineers kidnapped last week in western Afghanistan have been released and are returning home, Turkish media reported...
US vice president visits Ankara
2008-03-24ANKARA, Turkey -- US Vice President Dick Cheney arrives in Ankara on Monday (March 24th) as part of his Middle East tour. Talks with President Abdull...
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