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Turkey fines social media giants for not complying with controversial law

Turkey has imposed fines of TL 10 million ($1.17 million) each on social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for failing to...

Restrictive social media regulations enter into force in Turkey

Turkey’s new regulations regulating social media took effect on October 1, with tighter restrictions and control over platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube...

Turkey made highest number of removal requests to Twitter in 2019, report shows

A report drafted by the Freedom of Expression Association (İFÖD) has shown that Turkey made the highest number of applications to the Twitter social...

Turkey determined to control social media platforms, Erdoğan says: report

Turkey will introduce regulations to control social media platforms or shut them down, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced on Wednesday, pressing ahead with government...

Erdoğan aide angry at Twitter’s decision to suspend state-linked accounts

Turkey’s Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun criticized Twitter’s decision to suspend thousands of state-linked accounts from Turkey, posting a statement on Twitter. Twitter announced overnight...

Twitter removes state-linked accounts in China, Russia, Turkey

Twitter said Thursday it had removed more than 170,000 state-linked accounts used by China, Russia and Turkey, according to Deutsche Welle English service. The US-based...

Turkish police detain 11 for throwing house party amid coronavirus measures

Turkish police have detained 11 people, including the organizers and a DJ, after a weekend coronavirus house party in İstanbul where some guests dressed up as...

Turkish police notify prosecutors of 29 social media users’ posts on coronavirus

Turkey’s Security Directorate General (EGM) has notified prosecutors of social media posts shared by 29 people about the novel coronavirus, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on...

Former Minister Babacan breaks silence on Twitter, vows to fight for democracy in 2020

Former Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan has for the first time since 2015 become active on his Twitter account and posted a series of messages...

Twitter apologizes for letting ‘Die Trump’ hashtag trend in Turkey

Twitter apologized on Monday for letting a phrase that roughly translates as “Die Trump” to briefly trend in Turkey, The Washington Times reported. “Mahvolursun Trump” started trending...

Turkish-Armenian rights activist released on probation following brief detention

Arlet Natali Avazyan, a Turkish human rights activist of Armenian origin who was detained in İstanbul on Tuesday due to a family photo of Turkish Foreign...

Trump threatens to destroy Turkish economy if Ankara acts ‘off-limits’ in Syria

US President Donald Trump on Monday threatened to “totally destroy and obliterate” the Turkish economy if Turkey took any action he considered “off-limits” following his decision...

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