Topics :: Turkey

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Turkish Court Formally Blocks Access to Wikipedia

Turkish Court Formally Blocks Access to Wikipedia

By Zeynep Belginsoy | May 2
In a move that social media users called censorship, a Turkish court on Saturday blocked access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, enforcing an earlier restriction by Turkey's telecommunications watchdog.

Turkey Arrests 1,656 Social Media Users Since Summer

Dec 28
Turkish authorities have formally arrested 1,656 people in the past six months for allegedly supporting terrorist organizations or insulting officials on social media, and are investigating at least 10,000 others, the Interior Ministry said Saturday.

Amid Hefty Tourism Drop, Turkey Hopes to Weather Storm

By Menelaos Hadjicos | Sep 19
Turkey is counting the cost of a tough year that saw a string of terrorist bombings and the fallout from a diplomatic spat with Moscow that cut deep into the country's crucial tourist trade.

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Adds New Jewel to Turkish Crown

By EDGE | Apr 12
JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, will welcome its second JW Marriott Hotel in Turkey on May 15, 2015. The 107-room property is located in the picturesque Yalikavak town on the Bodrum Peninsula with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea.

Turkish Court Fines Gay Man For Tweeting ’Queer’

By Jason St. Amand | May 22
A court in Turkey fined an LGBT rights activist Thursday for tweeting the word "queer."

A Walking Tour Through Istanbul

By Sisi Tang | Apr 18
Istanbul has much more to offer than grand mosques and bazaars. Away from the din of typical tourist haunts, a walk around the neighborhoods of Karakoy, Balat and Kuzguncuk will peel back the surface to reveal the city’s multilayered history.

Turkey to Build Separate Prisons for Gay Criminals

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 16
As if the idea of a Turkish Prison isn’t horrifying enough, the government there now says they will build separate prisons for those criminals who declare themselves to be gay.

Turkey Man Kills Trans GF, Family Disavows Her Gender

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 25
A Turkish man admitted to killing his trans girlfriend and burying her in a vineyard. But the woman’s family disavowed her gender identity and buried her as a man.

To Stuff or Not to Stuff

By Chef Scotty Wagner | Dec 18
Right here and now that we will remove the unknown, so you can create a truly fabulous stuffing that borders on the brink of aphrodisiac overload!

No More Grindr in Turkey

By Jason St. Amand | Sep 11
Turkey has banned the gay dating app Grindr and blocked the app’s website.

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