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  • '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...
  • Editorial: It's long past time for formal recognition

    Editorial: It's long past time for formal recognition
    Somber events commemorating the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide were held this week, complete with reflections on the 1.5 million people who were slaughtered at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. We are greatly disappointed that it appears we&...
  • Rug made by Armenian orphans to go on display at White House

    Rug made by Armenian orphans to go on display at White House
    After a joint letter from more than 30 members of Congress, a letter from local Armenian leaders, years of community pressure and a petition drive on a website, the White House has agreed to exhibit in the near future, likely this fall, a rug made by...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...