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  • 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...
  • Turks' anger builds as mine death toll hits 282

    Turks' anger builds as mine death toll hits 282
    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 in the wake of a seemingly tone-deaf response to...
  • 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...
  • Social media surveillance intensifies debate on freedoms in Egypt

    Social media surveillance intensifies debate on freedoms in Egypt
    The introduction of a system for mass surveillance of social media in Egypt has triggered fresh accusations that authorities seek to suppress freedoms, although Interior Ministry officials insist it is primarily designed to fight terrorism. The new...
  • Turks vote in local elections, a key test for embattled ruling party

    Turks vote in local elections, a key test for embattled ruling party
    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...
  • 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&...
  • Turkey elections: Prime Minister Erdogan's AKP leads handily

    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...
  • 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...
  • '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...