Tag Archives: Turkey

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Facebook reports surge in government requests for data

By Yasmeen Abutaleb & Sudarshan Varadhan SAN FRANCISCO/BANGALORE (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said content restrictions & government requests for data surged in the first half of 2015, which the social…

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Rights group: Turkey denies opposition media access to G-20

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish media rights group says Turkey's government is not allowing Turkish opposition media organizations to cover an upcoming G-20 summit. The independent Press Council said…

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Square boosts expected IPO value by 47 pct in rocky market

NEW YORK (AP) — Square, the six-year-old company known for its white, cube-shaped credit & debit card readers that plug into smartphones, is boosting its planned initial public offering value…

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Greek refugee island running out of space to bury the dead

Since the start of the summer, the Greek island of Lesbos has assumed notoriety as the main gateway into Europe for thousands of desperate refugees. But as the lives lost…

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Western 'concern' over Turkey vote as Erdogan consolidates rule

Turkey's Islamic-rooted Justice & Development Party prepared Monday to form a single-party government after a stunning election win that strengthens the hand of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yet drew sharp…

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17 children drown off Greece as refugees brave stormy seas

At least 17 children drowned when three boats sank en route from Turkey to Greece, officials said Friday, the latest tragedy to strike migrants braving wintry seas to seek asylum…

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Germany's Merkel says Turkey key to solving refugee crisis

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Turkey plays a key role in solving the "historic task" of dealing with Europe's migrant crisis & that the European Union should…

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PKK to keep to ceasefire as conflict drags on in Turkey's southeast

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A top Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) commander said the group would stick to a ceasefire announced at the weekend, in memory of some 100…

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Ankara bomb blasts kill 86 at peace rally; 186 wounded

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two bomb explosions targeted a peace rally Saturday by leftist & Kurdish activists in the Turkish capital of Ankara, killing 86 people & wounding 186, the…