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  • CANNES: 'Winter Sleep' Wins Palme d'Or

    CANNES -- "Winter Sleep," Nuri Bilge Ceylan's sprawling, character-rich portrait of a self-absorbed Anatolian hotelier and his uneasy relationships with those around him, won the Palme d'Or at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival on Saturday night. It's...
  • Cannes 2014: Nuri Bilge Ceylan's slow-burn Palme d'Or, and career

    For more than a decade, the Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan has been reliably bringing a movie to the Cannes Film Festival every time he had a new one, starting with the odd-couple class drama “Distant” in 2002 and continuing with new works...
  • Turkish leader's statement on Armenian genocide falls short, locals say

    Local leaders and activists in the Armenian community this week called the conciliatory statement by Turkey’s prime minister regarding the 1915 Armenian killings a slap in the face because he declined to characterize the deaths as genocide. As...
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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Syrian army units ambush and kill rebels near Damascus

    Syrian army units ambush and kill rebels near Damascus
    BEIRUT — Syrian army units ambushed and killed a group of opposition fighters near Damascus, the capital, state media reported Saturday, saying that the group had crossed into the country from neighboring Jordan. The rebels, which Syria’s...
  • Turkish fighter jets shoot down Syrian warplane in border zone

    Turkish fighter jets shoot down Syrian warplane in border zone
    GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- Turkish fighter jets shot down a Syrian warplane Sunday in an embattled border zone, and Turkey and Syria each insisted the plane was in their airspace when it was downed. The downing was the latest border clash between onetime...
  • Death toll in Turkey mine accident passes 270

    Death toll in Turkey mine accident passes 270
    The death toll in one of Turkey's worst mining disasters climbed to more than 270 on Thursday, and protesters took to the streets in several cities, accusing the ruling party of lax regulation, corruption and close ties to the mining industry. At...