Turkey Greets Twitter Delegation With List of Demands

Amid tensions over leaks on Twitter about an ongoing graft inquiry, company representatives attempted to smooth things over with the Turkish government.

Turkey Lifts Twitter Ban After Court Calls It Illegal

The social media site was unblocked after a two-week ban, following a ruling from the country’s highest court that the ban violated freedom of expression.


Turkish Court Overturns the Government’s Ban on Twitter

It was not immediately clear whether the ruling would be appealed or circumvented by a new court order.


Turkish Officials Block Twitter in Leak Inquiry

Recordings and leaked documents appeared to implicate high-ranking officials and some of their relatives and associates in a widespread corruption investigation.


Turkey’s Leaders Spar Over Plan to Muzzle Social Media

President Abdullah Gul said he would not go along with a pledge to shut down Facebook and YouTube by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is facing a corruption inquiry.


The Lede: Turkey Deports Journalist for Criticizing Government on Twitter

Turkey deported an Azerbaijani journalist on Friday for “posting tweets against high-level state officials,” according to an Interior Ministry order obtained by his newspaper, the English-language daily Today’s Zaman.


Amid Flow of Leaks, Turkey Moves to Crimp Internet

Many in Turkey see the new laws as an effort to stem leaks in a corruption investigation of the prime minister and those close to him.


In Scandal, Turkey’s Leaders May Be Losing Their Tight Grip on News Media

The Turkish government, which has frequently had journalists fired and even jailed, may be losing its grip on the news media, as a former ally turns and Internet influence abounds.


Turkey Moves to Silence Dissenters, but With One Eye on Its Image Abroad

Turkey has mounted a balancing act, analysts say, of cracking down on critics of the government, but not so hard as to damage the country’s image abroad.


World Briefing | Europe: Turkey: 72 Journalists Forced Out for Covering Protests, Union Says

The main opposition leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, accused Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of cowing local news media into self-censorship.