Recep Tayyip Erdogan

  • Turkish government lifts Twitter ban 04-04-2014 08:10 AM

    Ankara: Turkey's government lifted its ban on Twitter on Thursday - a day after the country's highest court ruled that the block was a violation of freedom and must be restored. Turkey blocked access to the social media website two weeks ago after some users posted links suggesting government corruption....
  • Turkey: Twitter allows 'character assassination' 23-03-2014 12:09 PM

    Turkey's government on Saturday accused Twitter of allowing "systematic character assassinations" a day after social media users easily evaded a government attempt to block access to the network. The attempted crackdown came after links to wiretapped recordings suggesting corruption were posted on Twitter, causing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government...
  • Turkey blocks access to Twitter 21-03-2014 10:06 AM

    Ankara: Turkey has restricted access to Twitter hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "root out" the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked, damaging the government's reputation ahead of local elections. Many users trying to access the network early on Friday were confronted instead with...
  • Turkish PM faces probe, anti-corruption protesters clash with police 26-02-2014 07:32 AM

    Ankara: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the subject of a corruption inquiry, state-run media said on Tuesday, as opposition parties demanded his government's resignation. Ankara's chief prosecutor initiated an investigation into audio recordings - purportedly of Erdogan and his son arranging to dispose of vast amounts of cash...
  • Concern in Turkey over new detention law 09-10-2013 05:03 PM

    Ankara: As the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan becomes increasingly authoritarian, and assumes more and more powers, there is mounting concern in Turkey over a new law that will allow police to detain from 12 to 24 hours without any court order people who pose the "risk of...
  • Terrorism needs to be dealt individually and collectively, says Pranab Mukherjee 08-10-2013 01:01 PM

    Raising the issue of cross border terrorism during his first visit to Turkey, a traditional ally of Pakistan, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the menace must be dealt both "individually and collectively" as it was a threat to global peace. The President also made it clear that India was...
  • Turkey: Thousands protest demonstrator's death in Istanbul 30-06-2013 07:52 AM

    Istanbul: Thousands of protesters returned to Istanbul's Taksim Square on Saturday, demanding justice for a demonstrator slain by police fire during demonstrations that have swept Turkey in June. Police later forced the protesters out of the square, pushing them back using their shields. In the capital, Ankara, police fired tear...
  • Turkey's ruling party wins election 13-06-2011 11:18 AM

    ISTANBUL: Turkey's ruling party surged to a third term in parliamentary elections Sunday, setting the stage for the rising regional power to pursue trademark economic growth, assertive diplomacy and an overhaul of the military-era constitution. However, the Justice and Development Party of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan fell short of...