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Historic mass in Turkish-held north Cyprus `like a miracle

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 02:45

With a nighttime procession lit by the glimmer of devotional candles and the flash of smartphone cameras, a church in Turkish-held northern Cyprus hosted its first Easter mass in nearly 60 years.

Turkey PM appeals to top court over social media links

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 01:23

Turkey`s embattled premier made a formal complaint to the country`s top court on Friday, saying secret recordings spread on the Internet were a violation of his family`s rights. 

Turkey to seek price reduction for Russian gas: Minister

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 16:06

Energy-dependent Turkey will ask for a discount on the price of the gas it buys from Russia, its energy minister said on Friday.

Turkish parliament approves law expanding snooping powers

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 01:41

Turkey`s parliament today approved a controversial law expanding the powers of the spy agency and setting prison terms for publishing leaked information as the government fights back against a widening corruption scandal.

Eight drown as immigrant boat sinks off Turkey

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 22:26

Eight people died, including a child, and five others were missing today after a boat carrying migrants towards Greece capsized off western Turkey, local media reported.

Twitter rules out Turkey office amid tax row

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 18:49

Social networking company Twitter today rejected demands from the Turkish government to open an office there, following accusations of tax evasion and a two- week ban on the service.

Turkey`s Erdogan says lifting of Twitter ban should be overturned

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 16:28

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday a constitutional court ruling lifting a ban on Twitter was wrong and should be overturned.

Google protests Turkish ban on YouTube

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 13:04

Google has reportedly filed a protest against the Turkish government`s ban on YouTube.

Turkey keeps YouTube ban after court backtrack

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 15:44

YouTube will remain blocked in Turkey, despite the end to a similar controversial ban on Twitter, after a court backtracked on an earlier ruling to grant access to the video-sharing site.

Turkey lifts `unconstitutional` Twitter ban

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 15:35

Turkey has officially lifted its ban on Twitter.

Turkey`s Erdogan criticises court ruling lifting Twitter ban

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 13:10

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Friday criticised a constitutional court ruling lifting a ban on Twitter, saying the court should have rejected an application to restore access to the micro-blogging site.

Turkey lifts controversial Twitter ban

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 22:37

Turkey lifted a much-criticised block on Twitter on Thursday, 24 hours after its highest court had overturned the ban as a breach of the right to free speech.