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Opinion: Erdoğan’s Next Move

Opinion: Erdoğan’s Next Move

According to opinion polls, the most likely outcome in the local elections in Turkey in less than two weeks’ time is that Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his party will deal a heavy blow to the opposition and disappoint those who hope to oust him from politics. The...
Turkish PM threatens to ban Facebook, YouTube

Turkish PM threatens to ban Facebook, YouTube

Ankara, AP—Turkey’s prime minister has threatened drastic steps to censor the Internet, including shutting down Facebook and YouTube, where audio recordings of his alleged conversations suggesting corruption have been leaked in the past weeks, dealing him a...
Turkish president backs media ‘revolt’

Turkish president backs media ‘revolt’

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Turkish President Abdullah Gül said on Monday that journalists and media figures should “revolt when necessary” to protect press freedoms—a day before signing controversial new legislation tightening government control over the Internet in...