Tag: Turkey

Twitter files petitions for lawsuits against access ban in Turkey

Twitter announced on Wednesday that it had filed petitions for lawsuits in a number of Turkish courts to demand a formal lifting of the ban on the service in the country. Twitter says that the proposed ban is a series of three court orders that it wasn’t privy to before the ban was enacted, which…

Turkey blocks access to Twitter

Turkey has blocked access to Twitter, hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed to close down the social media platform. “We now have a court order. We’ll eradicate Twitter. I don’t care what the international community says. Everyone will witness the power of the Turkish Republic,” Erdoğan said at his campaign rally in the…

Turkish ‘Standing Man’ Inspires Silent Vigil In Restive Square

A Turkish man held an 8-hour silent vigil on Monday in Istanbul’s restive Taksim Square. Erdem Gunduz decided to start his silent protest as a form of peaceful demonstration against violent police disruption of protests in the square over the last two weeks. Gunduz stood on his own unnoticed before pictures of his protest went…

Bulgaria’s Turkish Party Leader Survives Televised Gun Attack – VIDEO

A man jumped on stage and pointed a gun at the leader of Bulgaria’s ethnic Turkish party before security guards wrestled him to the ground during a televised conference on Saturday. Ahmed Dogan, the long-time leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) escaped unscathed, and it was not immediately clear why the attacker…