Facebook blocks pages insulting Prophet Mohammed in Turkey
Facebook blocks pages insulting Prophet Mohammed in Turkey

Social networking site Facebook has reportedly blocked some pages that seem to insult the Prophet Mohammed following orders by a Turkish court.

Turkey`s Erdogan says no to Syrian Kurdistan

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his country opposes the idea of a Kurdish-controlled autonomous government in northern Syria.

Turkey detains 26 security officers over illegal wiretapping

Turkish police detained 26 security officers on Tuesday on suspicion of illegally wiretapping politicians, civil servants and businessmen, Dogan News Agency reported.

Turkish court orders Facebook to block pages insulting Mohammad: Reports

 A Turkish court has ordered Facebook to block a number of pages deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammad, threatening to stop access to the whole social networking site if it does not comply, local media reported.

Syrian refugee boy in Turkey beaten for eating leftovers

A Syrian refugee child has been beaten by a restaurant manager in the Turkish city Istanbul for eating a customer's leftovers, local media reported on today.

Syrian refugee boy in Turkey beaten for eating leftovers: Report

A Syrian refugee child has been beaten by a restaurant manager in the Turkish city Istanbul for eating a customer`s leftovers, local media reported on Saturday.

Funeral of Saudi King Abdullah begins: State TV

The funeral for Saudi King Abdullah got under way Friday with foreign leaders gathering in a cavernous mosque in the capital.

Turkish President postpones Somalia trip to attend Abdullah funeral

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday postponed a planned trip to Somalia to attend the funeral of Saudi Arabia`s King Abdullah, media reported.

Turkish parliament votes against corruption trial for ex-ministers

Turkey`s parliament voted on Wednesday not to send to trial four former ministers accused of wrongdoing in a corruption investigation, in welcome news for President Tayyip Erdogan who had cast the graft scandal as a plot to undermine his rule.

Turks, Kurds push for peace breakthrough despite new surge in violence

A spate of killings, a looming general election and war next door in Syria are complicating efforts to end the 30-year Kurdish insurgency in Turkey just as a breakthrough in peace talks looks close.

Turkey arrests 20 in new raids on wire-tapping suspects

 Turkey on Tuesday arrested 20 people, including former senior officials in its telecoms and science agencies, in a new wave of raids against suspects accused of wire-tapping senior officials including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish police carry out wiretapping raids targeting Erdogan foes

Turkish police on Tuesday carried out raids targeting dozens of people suspected of a role in illegal wiretapping, a move local media said was aimed at supporters of President Tayyip Erdogan`s ally-turned-foe, US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Turkey president convenes Cabinet amid power-grab claims

Turkey's President has convened a Cabinet meeting for the first time, a political manoeuvre that is raising concerns among critics that he is pushing ahead to expand the powers of the largely ceremonial presidency.

Clashes in Ankara as Turkey remembers Dink murder

Turkish police on Monday used pepper spray and water cannon to disperse a protest in Ankara calling for justice over the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, who was shot dead in broad daylight outside his offices eight years ago.

Thousands march in Istanbul for justice over Dink murder

Thousands of people marched though central Istanbul on Monday calling for justice over the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink who was shot dead in broad daylight eight years ago.

Turkey intercepts ship with over 330 migrants: Report

The Turkish coastguard intercepted in Mediterranean waters a ship carrying 333 mainly Syrian migrants bound for the European Union, the official Anatolia news agency said Monday.

Erdogan to chair Turkey cabinet for first time as president

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will on Monday chair a cabinet meeting for the first time as head of state, in a move seen by the opposition as a sign of his increasingly authoritarian rule.

Italy has expelled 9 suspected jihadis since December

Italy has expelled nine suspected jihadis since late December, and a top minister vowed on Sunday that authorities would order more expulsions in a heightened terrorism crackdown.

Turkey creatives condemn `crackdown` on artists

 A top anti-government composer`s works removed from the repertoire. Sexual references expunged from a play. A new bill that would increase the government`s influence on performances. 

3,000 in Turkey linked to Islamic State: Report

Around 3,000 people in Turkey are believed to be linked to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, a Turkish intelligence report said on Saturday, warning of possible attacks by extremists.