| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:32 AM
After first blocking Twitter, Turkey has now also blocked access to YouTube, according to numerous reports.
The action comes after a recording allegedly containing audio from a meeting among many top Turkish officials was leaked onto the Google-owned...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:35 AM
The Turkish government late Thursday ordered Internet service providers to restore access to Twitter, lifting a two-week ban on the microblogging site a day after the nation's highest court ruled it illegal and an infringement on free speech.
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:20 AM
There is plenty to say about Turkey these days, although not on Twitter or YouTube. Both are frequently blacked-out in Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan's Turkey. Erdogan says he wants to "wipe out Twitter." As a result, critically important voices...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
BEIRUT — A rebel assault on the northern Syrian town of Kasab near the Turkish border has sparked a furor among Armenians worldwide and revived dark memories of the Ottoman-era genocide.
It's unclear how many civilian casualties occurred in the...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The Turkish government's ban on access to the Twitter social media site violates citizens' right to free expression and access should be immediately restored, the country's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday.
Citing the Turkish Constitution's...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:01 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party appeared headed toward a sizable victory in the country's municipal elections Sunday, despite a corruption scandal that continues to swirl around Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 1:19 AM
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turks went to the polls Sunday in municipal elections seen as a key test for the embattled ruling party as a corruption scandal swirls around Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle.
The vote was widely viewed...
| Mar 14, 2014
With so much uncertainty in the world, it's upsetting to see American politicians, backed by cheesy special interests, trying to start a war with Europe.
A cheese war.
And in the jingoistic climate of today's aggressive and expansionist cheese policy,...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Norwegian Cruise Line offers a 10-night Mediterranean cruise out of Rome to Greece, Turkey and Italy for as little as $509 per person.
The Norwegian Jade sails out of Rome/Civitavecchia on an itinerary that takes it to Katakolon and Athens, Greece,...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 7:00 AM
TAL KHALAKH, Syria — For more than a year, Ghassan Eid didn't speak to his son, Khaled, who abandoned his job as a policeman and joined the armed rebels.
"I was ashamed," recalled the father, a shop owner in Tal Khalakh, long renowned as a...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:26 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- A Turkish court on Wednesday suspended a controversial ban on Twitter following an appeal even as the site’s lawyers pursue separate legal action against the government's shutdown order, local media reports.
Senior members of...