Turkey Articles

Obama Pardons Cobbler the Turkey After Facebook Vote

For the first time ever, the White House enlisted Facebook to help President Obama make one of the most important decisions he could ever make as Commander in Chief and leader of the free world: Which turkey he should officially …

The White House Enlists Facebook to Choose the 2012 National Thanksgiving Turkey
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Pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey – it’s as American as football, overeating, and familial bickering. Though some stories attribute the first Turkey pardon to President Lincoln, George H.W. Bush was the first to give one an “official” presidential pardon. This year, …

Turkey Reinforces Border Ahead of Geneva Conference

Turkey reinforces its borders only days before the scheduled conference of world leaders in Geneva this weekend. As death and destruction in Syria mounts, the country fears they will be forced to retaliate should violence in the area make its …

Thanksgiving Google Doodle Is All About Turkey Customization Thanksgiving Google Doodle Is All About Turkey Customization
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Today, in honor of the week of Thanksgiving, Google has unveiled a pretty cool Doodle that features a customizable Turkey. A rather goofy looking Turkey, mind you. Users can change the shape and colors of the feathers, the type of …

eBay Buys Majority Stake In Turkish Site eBay Buys Majority Stake In Turkish Site

eBay’s international presence is growing larger in a significant way today.  eBay announced this morning that it’s taking control of GittiGidiyor, a company that was founded in 2001 and qualifies as the leading online marketplace in Turkey. eBay now owns …

Turkey Blocking More Than 3,000 Websites
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The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a human rights watchdog, called on Turkey today to reform or abolish its restrictive Internet policy.

"At present, 3,700 Internet sites are blocked in Turkey, including YouTube, GeoCities, and Google sites," said Miklos Haraszti, an OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media.

Turkey Asks Google For $47 Million In Taxes
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It seems that Google’s accounting practices may not be quite in line with accepted Turkish procedures.  In fact, Turkey’s government has determined that the search giant owes it a little over $47 million in unpaid taxes.

Turkey Has The Most Engaged Internet Users In Europe

More than 17 million people in Turkey accessed the Internet from a home or work location in April, viewing an average of 3,044 pages per visitor, according to comScore.

Of the 17 European countries individually reported by comScore, Germany’s online audience was the largest with 40 million visitors in April, followed by the U.K. (36.8 million visitors), and France (36.3 million visitors).

Turkey Shuts Out YouTube
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If you’re reading this story in January of 2008, rest assured that it’s not a reprint.  You can pretty much get by with recalling an old article, though, because for the third or so separate time, Turkey’s government has become upset with YouTube and banned the video-sharing site.Turkey Shuts Out YouTube

Yahoo Tips Turkey Day With Shortcuts

Yahoo Search followed its release of NBA and NHL Shortcuts with ones oriented toward holiday recipes.

Tasty Advertising Key For Food Retailers

Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve make for a time of increased consumption, one that online retailers with a savory bent should consider with their ad campaigns.

Google Now Makes Suggestions In Many Languages

It’s always nice to see Google release its products and services in non-English languages; although these launches don’t do me much good, things feel less “America-centric” as a result.  Now Google’s being extra helpful by giving search suggestions in other languages.

Turkey, Thailand Give YouTube More Trouble
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No one likes “The Song That Never Ends,” but I’m starting to think it’s less annoying than YouTube’s ongoing difficulties in Turkey and Thailand.  Google’s video-sharing site is once again banned in the first country, and is facing a ban in the second.

Turkey Blocks YouTube

A court in the eastern city of Sivas, Turkey, ordered the country’s telecom company to block YouTube access from the country, according to AP.

The ban comes after the video site hosted a video insulting Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, as well as President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the army.

Turkey Takes Censorship Several Steps Further
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Over two months ago, authorities in Turkey found a video on YouTube that implied Ataturk, the country’s founder, was gay.  Turkey banned YouTube, YouTube removed the clip, and the Turkish government got way too cocky – it’s now reserved the legal right to block any website with content it finds offensive to Ataturk’s memory.

YouTube Tossed Out Of Thailand

In September of 2006, the elected government of Thailand was overthrown.  In April of 2007, YouTube was shown the door.  That’s right – YouTube has (yet again) been banned in an entire country.

Turkish Google Users Want Special Logo

A “national Google campaign” from Turkey is jealous of special logos some countries get (“Such as 4th of july logo for Americans” or “Australia New Zealand Army Corps … day logo for the martyr in Gallipoli for the Australians”) and demands customized logos from Google Turkey “on our nations special days.

YouTube, Turkey Resolve Their Differences
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The court-ordered ban lasted two days, but it’s over now – YouTube is once again accessible in Turkey. But in order to appease the court, the video-sharing site removed a certain clip; hard feelings remain among both freedom-of-speech supporters and those who were offended by the video.

YouTube Ruffles Feathers In Turkey
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A disclaimer: This article will in no way disparage Turkey, “Turkishness,” or the Eurasian country’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. It turns out that doing that sort of thing can get you banned in Turkey, which is what YouTube discovered for itself on Wednesday.

Turkey Day Smoke Clears, Winners Emerge

After all is clicked and bought, Thanksgiving weekend numbers are in with clear retail sector winners. While Best Buy, eBay, Wal-Mart, and Amazon (the four horsemen?) are directing all the Web traffic, it is still unclear which day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday, pulls in the most shoppers.

Turkey And Black Friday With Search

AOL and Ask each have made an effort to draw attention to their search engines with very topical categories for this week: what to eat and where to shop.