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  • Shake-up of U.S.-backed Syrian rebel group ordered

    Shake-up of U.S.-backed Syrian rebel group ordered
    As the Obama administration seeks $500 million in additional aid for Syrian rebels, a leading figure of the major U.S.-backed Syrian opposition coalition has ordered the disbanding and complete restructuring of the group's military wing. The shake-up is...
  • Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to run for president

    To the surprise of almost no one, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan formalized his bid for the presidency on Tuesday, with his ruling Justice and Development Party announcing that he would be its candidate. Erdogan is widely expected to win...
  • Turkish high court rules Twitter ban illegal, orders access restored

    Turkish high court rules Twitter ban illegal, orders access restored
    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...
  • Cannes Q&A: Turkish Culture Minister Omer Celik

    Turkish culture minister Omer Celik is jetting into Cannes to celebrate this year's centennial of Turkish cinema amid an increasingly upbeat outlook for the local industry that sees local auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan ensconced in a Cannes competition berth...
  • Protests erupt in Turkey as death toll at coal mine reaches 245

    As the death toll from one of Turkey’s worst mining disasters climbed to more than 200 on Wednesday, questions were being asked about why lawmakers rejected a parliamentary motion to investigate mine safety two weeks ago. At least 245 miners...
  • Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan on defensive over mine disaster

    Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan on defensive over mine disaster
    As public fury mounted Thursday along with the casualty toll in what officials were describing as Turkey's deadliest mine accident, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan found himself on the defensive after a seemingly tone-deaf response to the disaster....
  • Turkey mine disaster: Operator defends safety measures

    Turkey mine disaster: Operator defends safety measures
    The operator of a mine where an underground fire killed 292 workers admitted Friday that the complex did not have refuge chambers where crews could have taken shelter, but said the law didn’t require them.  “Legally, we don’t have an...
  • Search for victims in Turkey mine disaster ends; death toll is 301

    Search for victims in Turkey mine disaster ends; death toll is 301
    The search for survivors of Turkey’s worst mining accident of modern times ended Saturday with the recovery of two more bodies, the country’s energy minister said, leaving the death toll in the Soma mine disaster at 301. The catastrophe...
  • Twitter Kick: TV-Related Tweets Spur Most Users to Action, Twitter and Fox Study Says

    Twitter has argued that it can supercharge TV viewing, and now has more data to back that up: a new study shows that 92% of Twitter users have taken immediate an action -- like tune to live TV or search for a program -- after seeing a tweet about a TV...
  • Local officials express happiness with resolution observing Armenian Genocide

    Public officials in Glendale are praising a vote by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday that passed a resolution to observe and commemorate the Armenian Genocide. Authored by committee chair Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Mark...
  • Turkish Court Rules Against Twitter Ban But Block Remains In Place

    A Turkish court ruled on Wednesday that the government could not ban Twitter and ordered the Turkish Telecommunications Authority to stop blocking the service. But it is still not clear if or when Twitter will be restored in the country. Turkey's...