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  • Defiance picks up pace against Turkey's Twitter ban

    ISTANBUL Users were deftly employing workarounds to defy the blackout of Twitter in Turkey, leading to increases in the volume of messages posted from the country, as the government's ban of the popular social networking site entered its second day...
  • Twitter Banned by Turkish Government

    On March 21, people in Turkey woke up to a complete ban on Twitter. The country's increasingly authoritarian Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan had made good on the previous day's campaign promise, clamping down on one of the three social media platforms...
  • Twitter works to restore service in Turkey after ban

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter is working to get its service back up and running in Turkey after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan pulled the plug on the social network. “We stand with our users in Turkey who rely on Twitter as a vital...
  • 'Nymphomaniac' Latest Pawn in Turkey's Battle Over Censorship

    When Serra Ciliv appeared before a packed house at the Fitas Cinema to announce that for the first time in its 13-year history the !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival would be accepting latecomers to a screening, she had good reason to rewrite the...
  • Turkey tries to block Twitter, is met with worldwide ridicule

    GAZIENTEP, Turkey – A government attempt to block access to Twitter in Turkey drew international criticism and widespread ridicule on Friday, much of it online. The flap, which also exacerbated a growing split between president Abdullah Gul and...
  • Twitter madness: Record usage reported after Turkey blocks access

    In case there were any doubts about Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s slide into authoritarianism, they disappeared in one fell tweet Thursday when the government blocked access to the Twitter social media site. Though in the end, the move may...
  • Turkish President And Thousands in Turkey Are Bypassing Twitter Ban

    Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Friday tweeted his disagreement with Turkey's Twitter ban, enacted Thursday by the country's Internet watchdog after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pictured) vowed to close down the social media platform which was a...
  • Twitter users protest after Turkey allegedly blocks service

    Twitter users protest after Turkey allegedly blocks service
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter said it is looking into reports that its service has been blocked in Turkey. The company published a message on its service Thursday telling users in Turkey that they could send Tweets using mobile phone text messaging....
  • Turkey Blocks Twitter, Prime Minister Plans to 'Eradicate' it

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a move that attracted international attention on Thursday -- much of it on the web. At a rally in Bursa, Erdogan pledged to do away with Twitter completely, taking the social media platform from the...
  • 'Reconciliation' takes hold in embattled Syria town

    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...
  • Israeli-based Pic Nonprofit Launches Support Fund for Female Directors

    The New Fund for Cinema and Television, the Israeli nonprofit whose support helped produce such films as "5 Broken Cameras" and "Waltz With Bashir," on March 2 issued a call for submissions for a new incubator project designed to nurture Jewish and Arab...