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Facebook Blocks ‘Insulting’ Pages on Muhammad in Turkey: Report

Facebook Blocks ‘Insulting’ Pages on Muhammad in Turkey: Report

By Josh Wolford January 26, 2015

Apparently, Facebook isn’t going to fight the free speech battle today. According to multiple outlets, which cite both state reports and a source inside Facebook, the social network has blocked access to some pages inside Turkey. The move follows an …

YouTube Banned By Turkish Government Less Than A Week After Twitter Ban YouTube Banned By Turkish Government Less Than A Week After Twitter Ban

Just a few days after the Turkish government blocked popular social networking site Twitter, it also imposed a crackdown on the video streaming site YouTube. Twitter, which has an estimated 10 million Turkish subscribers, was blocked by Prime Minister Recep …

Twitter Ban Struck Down By Turkish Court Twitter Ban Struck Down By Turkish Court

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared that the world would “witness the power of the Turkish Republic.” Now it is Erdogan who is witnessing the power of the Turkish court system. On Wednesday, a Turkish court ordered the lifting …

Twitter Ban In Turkey: What Was The True Goal? Twitter Ban In Turkey: What Was The True Goal?

“We’ll eradicate Twitter,” declared Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “I don’t care what the international community says. Everyone will witness the power of the Turkish Republic.” Then on Thursday at around midnight, Turkish citizens found that Twitter had been …

Twitter Turkey Ban: Facebook Called “Immoral” by PM

In a statement at an election rally recently, according to AFP, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pronounced ER-doo-won) continued his attack on sites like Twitter, Facebook and Youtube, saying , “I cannot understand how sensible people still defend Facebook, …

Twitter Banned in Turkey; Twitter Explodes Twitter Banned in Turkey; Twitter Explodes

The Washington Post reports today that Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has banned Twitter in his country. Yeah. Good luck with that. The rationale behind his obtaining a court order to block Twitter access in his country seems to …

Sasha Vujacic Signs with Clippers After Stint in Turkey Sasha Vujacic Signs with Clippers After Stint in Turkey

Sasha Vujacic, a Slovenian professional basketball player, will return to Los Angeles under a 10-day contract with the Clippers. Vujacic played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2004 to 2010. In an interview on Monday prior to suffering a painful …

Turkey Pardon: White House Turkey Duel Shocks the Internet Turkey Pardon: White House Turkey Duel Shocks the Internet

In a move that might have caused more complaints than the ObamaCare website, the White House announced a competition between two turkeys for the title of National Thanksgiving Turkey. This doesn’t sound bad until you remember that the National Thanksgiving …

Thanksgiving Recipe Last Minute Search Thanksgiving Recipe Last Minute Search

The time to give thanks is swiftly approaching, and with it, the frenzy that comes when you realize you have 6 DAYS to get ready! I know I am starting to feel the heat. Whether you are looking for traditional …

Turkey Fryer Remains Popular, and Dangerous
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More men are taking on the crown jewel of the Thanksgiving meal, the turkey. That means fewer turkeys will be roasting this year and more will be grilled or fried, and turkey producers, as well as grill and fryer companies, …

4,000 Year Old Preserved Human Brain Found in Turkey

Archaeologists in western Turkey have uncovered a 4,000-year-old human brain, preserved inside its skull. The brain, one of the oldest ever found, was dug up in Seyitömer Höyük, a Bronze Age settlement 25 kilometers northwest of Kutahya, as the crow …

Intel Report: Syrian Regime Confirmed Chem Agressor
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Recognizing the number of casualties is a moving target, at least 426 children are among the 1,429 people killed in last week’s chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The UN estimates 70,000+ have been killed during the two year conflict as …

Turkish Officials Accuse Bird of Spying for Israel
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Israelis are getting a huge laugh from a story out of Turkey that read like a scene from a Sacha Baron Cohen film. Apparently Turkish officials have caught and “detained” a bird that they suspect of spying for Israel’s Mossad …

Facebook: We’re Not Giving User Data to the Turkish Government Facebook: We’re Not Giving User Data to the Turkish Government

Facebook wants to make it clear that they are not handing over user data to the Turkish government, even if some reports may suggests otherwise. Not only that but Facebook says that they intend to “communicate strong concerns” to Turkish …

Lipstick Ban For Flight Attendants, No Nail Polish Either

A lipstick ban for Turkish flight attendants has been lifted after a public backlash ensued. Turkish Airlines says that several low-level managers put together a document saying that red and pink lipstick and nail polish would be banned for all …

Barış Manço Honored With Google Doodle Barış Manço Honored With Google Doodle

Google is running a doodle for Barış Manço (sometimes spelled Baris Mancho) on its home page in Turkey today. The Turkish rock singer/songwriter, who also became a television producer, was born on this day in 1943. While we don’t get …

56 More Countries Get iTunes Store 56 More Countries Get iTunes Store

Apple announced today that it has launched the iTunes Store in 56 new countries, including Russia, Turkey, India, and South Africa. It is now available in a total of 119 countries. “The iTunes Store features local artists including Elka in …