Monthly Archives: March 2014

2014 TURKISH LOCAL ELECTIONS: FIRST IMPRESSIONS BY DR OZAN ÖRMECİ

2014 TURKISH LOCAL ELECTIONS: FIRST IMPRESSIONS 31 MART 2014 Turkish people went to polls for municipal elections yesterday. Early results show that the governing Justice and Development Party (JDP) and its authoritarian leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had their sixth consecutive … Continue reading

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Q & A: Turkey’s Twitter Ban

How did the Turkish authorities block Twitter? Authorities in most countries have the ability to restrict access to websites that are deemed illegal under local laws. In the case of Turkey, the recently passed internet bill allowed for the blocking … Continue reading

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Turkey – Toxic climate for media a week ahead of elections

Turkey – Toxic climate for media a week ahead of elections Reporters Without Borders – Sat, 22 Mar 2014 Thomson Reuters Municipal and regional elections regarded as a key test for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government will be held … Continue reading

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Biggest Electoral Fraud Ever To Be Staged In Turkey

Biggest Electoral Fraud Ever to be staged @fuat avni, twitting a poll result as AKP’s vote rate 29 percent, became a target of Recep Tayyip Erdogan because of information he shares on Twitter. He now asserts that the ruling party … Continue reading

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TURQUIE. 5 questions sur le blocage de Twitter

TURQUIE. 5 questions sur le blocage de Twitter Par Amandine Schmitt Voir tous ses articles Publié le 21-03-2014 à 12h55 A+A- La Turquie a bloqué jeudi soir l’accès à Twitter, quelques heures après la publication d’enregistrements d’écoutes mettant en cause … Continue reading

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THE SICK MAN OF TURKEY

THE SICK MAN OF TURKEY By Jim Colella, Sun. 16.03.2014 The Turkish Medical Association (TTB, or “Türk Tabipleri Birliği” in Turkish) released a statement Saturday passing considerable judgment on PM’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s controversial reactions over the past year. For … Continue reading

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Erdoğan’s top 15 insults world leaders usually don’t make

Turkey’s angry Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (Photo: AP) Someone who is on Twitter can easily see how abusive language supporters of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) use, primarily inspired by their leader who goes on an insult … Continue reading

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