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Turkish court prohibits 136 websites and social media accounts: monitor

Turkish court prohibits 136 websites and social media accounts: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 14:23
ISTANBUL,— A Turkish court has banned 136 websites and social media accounts mainly belonging to organizations and people critical of President Tayyip Erdogan’s government, a monitoring group said on Tuesday, fuelling criticism of state censorship. Biane ...
Turkish court prohibits 136 websites and social media accounts: monitor - E-Kurd

Erdogan tells Putin that Syrian offensive is causing humanitarian crisis

Reuters - 2019-08-23 23:42
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Friday that Syrian army attacks in northwest Syria are causing a humanitarian crisis and threaten Turkey's national security, the Turkish presidency said. ...

Erdogan tells Putin Syrian offensive is causing humanitarian crisis

Reuters - 2019-08-23 14:23
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Friday that Syrian army attacks in northwest Syria are causing a humanitarian crisis and threaten Turkey's national security, the Turkish presidency said. ...

Turkey says it will not move military observation post in Syria

Reuters - 2019-08-20 21:54
Turkey will not move the military observation post in northwest Syria that a Turkish convoy was trying to reach when it came under attack during an offensive by the Syrian army, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. ...

Swedish MP: We stand with Rojava against isolation

ANF - 2019-08-13 15:57
Swedish Social Democratic Party MP Kadir Kasirga protested the Turkish state’s invasion attempts and said, “We will stand with Rojava.” ...

Two people jailed in Antep over social media posts

ANF - 2019-08-09 11:39
The Turkish regime’s arrests on the basis of fabricated accusations continue uninterrupted. ...

Turkey: Mass blocking of social media and news sites is full-frontal attack on freedom of expression | Amnesty International

Amnesty - 2019-08-08 22:28

Turkish reconnaissance activity over Shera and Shehba

ANF - 2019-08-07 15:23
Turkish military activity in Rojava has been increasing. ...

Monitor: Turkish Court Prohibits 136 Websites | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-08-07 10:27

Turkey: 136 social media and news sites blocked in 'suffocating crackdown' on freedom of expression | Amnesty International UK

Amnesty - 2019-08-07 00:17

Human Rights Group Calls On Turkey To Revoke Court Decision To Block 136 Websites - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-08-07 00:17

Social media campaign for Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-08-06 23:24

2020 Democrats blasted on social media for linking Trump to El Paso shooting [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-08-06 08:04

Turkey will carry out operation in Kurdish northern Syria: Erdogan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-04 20:58
ISTANBUL,— Turkey will carry out an operation east of the Euphrates river in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, in an area controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. Turkey has been running out of pa ...

HRE: Three soldiers killed and one tank destroyed

ANF - 2019-08-02 12:47
HRE announced that 3 Turkish soldiers had been killed and 1 tank had been destroyed in an action against the occupying Turkish army in Shêrawa, province of Afrin. ...

Erdogan says Turkey will destroy militants in north Syria regardless of U.S. talks

Reuters - 2019-07-26 13:37
Turkey is determined to destroy the "terror corridor" east of the Euphrates river in Syria regardless of how talks conclude with the United States on a planned safe zone in the country's north, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. ...

Erdogan says Turkey will destroy Kurdish militants in north Syria regardless of U.S. talks

E-Kurd - 2019-07-26 13:26
ANKARA,— Turkey is determined to destroy the “terror corridor” east of the Euphrates river in Syria regardless of how talks conclude with the United States on a planned safe zone in the country’s Kurdish north, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. Tu ...

Iraq issues arrest warrants for 11 senior officials suspected of corruption

E-Kurd - 2019-07-24 10:42
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday that arrest warrants were issued for 11 ministers and ministerial-level officials suspected of corruption. A total of 1,367 cases of corruption have been referred to the integrity courts, wi ...

Turkey will launch operation in Syrian Kurdistan if safe zone not established: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-07-22 18:24
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday that if a planned safe zone in northern Syria is not established, and if threats continue against Turkey, Ankara will launch a military operation east of the Euphrates river. Turkey has ...

Iraqi Kurdistan arrests Turkish lawmaker's brother for assassination of diplomat

Reuters - 2019-07-20 23:07
Security services in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region said on Saturday they had arrested the brother of a lawmaker serving in the Turkish parliament for the assassination of a Turkish diplomat in the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital Erbil. ...

Rebels without a Cause: Russia’s Proxies in Eastern Ukraine

International Crisis Group - 2019-07-16 22:35
Russia and the separatists it backs in Ukraine’s east are no longer quite on the same page, especially since the Kremlin abandoned ideas of annexing the breakaway republics or recognising their independence. The rift gives the new Ukrainian president an ...