In case you missed: Twitter fined by Turkey for failure to remove ‘terrorist propaganda’- “Number of child inmates in Turkey up 500 percent in five years…

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2015 at 22:41

Turkey’s communications technologies authority, the BTK, has fined micro blogging site Twitter $51,000 for not removing content it says is “terrorist propaganda”, a BTK official said
A brief lifting of the curfew exposed the scale of the destruction, as residents packed their belongings before fleeing the district to safety
Historical artifacts, houses, and streets are all ruined in Sur district where lifting of curfew lasted 17 hours.
The number of child inmates in Turkey’s prisons increased by five times between 2010 and 2014, according to newly released data from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK)
The Governor’s Office in the southeastern province of Gaziantep on Turkey’s border with Syria has declared a hot zone in the province a “special security region” for 15 days, in order to help security personnel fight against terror and breach threats

Arrested Turkish journalist thanks FEMEN for support

Daily Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar, who was arrested over a report on weapons-filled intelligence trucks bound for Syria, has penned a note in appreciation of a message of support from FEMEN
Three journalists from daily Birgün were sentenced to 11 months in prison on Dec. 10 for allegedly insulting President Erdoğan, with the court later suspending the sentences
KRG in northern Iraq leader Masoud Barzani said he discussed the suspended talks between the Turkish government and the Kurdish problem-focused HDP during his two-day trip to Ankara, expressing his hope for the resumption of the Kurdish peace process
Arrested journalist Can Dündar has thanked FEMEN for support message with letter.
Notorious Turkish mafia leader Alaattin Çakıcı received no punishment after beating two prison officials, who suffered broken bones during the incident, a recent investigation has revealed

Vía Erkan’s Field Diary

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