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Turkey Says It's Helping Iraqi Kurds Join Fight For Kobani
World  (tags: world, violence, war, iraq, Turkey, politics, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 2 days ago - npr.org
Turkey says it is assisting Iraqi Kurdish fighters in crossing into Syria to aid their brethren in the embattled city of Kobani, where Kurds have fought a fierce defense action for weeks against besieging Islamic State militants.
UN Envoy Calls on Turkey to Prevent Srebrenica-Style Massacre in Kobani
World  (tags: world, politics, humanrights, middle-east, Turkey, Kobani, kurds, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, death, violence, society, Refugees&Relief )

Cal
- 12 days ago - globalpost.com
While much of the population has already fled the Islamic State offensive, 500-700 mostly elderly people are still sheltering in Kobani.
In Turkey, Kurdish Anger, Fear Grow as Militants Advance in Syria
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, Kurds, Turkey, Syria, ISSI, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', violence, society, news, government )

Cal
- 13 days ago - latimes.com
In Turkey, the fate of Kobani has sparked waves of protests among ethnic Kurds, a substantial minority in the country. Many Kurds accuse the government in Ankara of collusion with Islamic State...
Iranian Proxy Behind Attacks on Israeli Delegations Gains Influence in Turkey
World  (tags: world, israel, turkey, politics, middle-east, interesting )

Cal
- 21 days ago - jpost.com
The Tawhid-Salam group is suspected of conducting illegal surveillance in Turkey.
Please Sign: Demand Turkey Overturn New INternet Amendments
World  (tags: Turkey, human rights, internet, surveillance and censorship, Human Rights Watch, Turkish Telecommunications Directorate, TiD, blocking websites, information colletion, pollitical profiling )

Susan
- 34 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Turkey's Telecommunications Directorate has just been given broad powers to monitor citizens' internet usage. And Human Rights Watch is calling for an overturn of the amendment allowing this rights violation.
Islamic State's Bootleg Petro-State May Prove Unsustainable
World  (tags: Islamic State Fighters, black market oil, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, violence, terrorism, middle-east, freedoms, conflict )

Carrie
- 60 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
With up to $2 million in daily revenue from black market oil, the Islamic State insurgency not only holds sway over swathes of Syria and Iraq but has also begun to lay the foundations to become a small petro-state. Such is the extent of the threat...
Anger Mounts in Turkey as Country Mourns Mine Workers
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Turkey, conflict, death, government, mine collapse, politics )

Kit
- 161 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Unions stage protest over workplace safety as excavators dig mass graves in the town of Soma.
Turkey Downs Syria Military Jet 'in Airspace Violation'
World  (tags: conflict, governments, humanrights, middle-east, politics, Syria, Turkey, media, society, violence )

Kit
- 214 days ago - bbc.com
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says its armed forces have shot down a Syrian military jet which had violated its airspace.
Turkey Blocks Twitter, After Erdogan Vowed 'Eradication'
World  (tags: Turkey, PM Erdogan, twitter, social media block, internet, freedoms, corruption, politics, Gezi park protests )

Angelika
- 216 days ago - hurriyetdailynews.com
Turkey has blocked access to Twitter, hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed to close down the social media platform. "We now have a court order. We'll eradicate Twitter. I don't care what the international community says."
Turkey's Restrictions on Press Freedoms Just Got Tighter
World  (tags: humanrights, politics, freedoms, Turkey, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', government, middle-east )

Cal
- 217 days ago - globalpost.com
A new law targeting independent and social media can now make dissent disappear so discreetly that users may not even notice.
Turkey PM Tells Obama to *"Take Care"* of Pennsylvania-Based Islamist Gulen (Updated)
World  (tags: Turkey, PM Erdogan gives orders to Obama, Gulen, plan crime, corruption )

Beth
- 220 days ago - creepingsharia.wordpress.com
Erdogan: "I told Obama [during a recent phone conversation] that the person who is responsible for the unrest in Turkey lives in your country, in Pennsylvania. I told him this clearly. I said, 'I expect what's necessary [to be done].' You have to take ..
Turkish Parliament Passes Draconian Internet Control Legislation
World  (tags: Internet, censorship, Turkey, freedoms, society, corruption, dictatorship, Tayyip Erdogan, freedom of expression, access to information, investigative journalism )

Angelika
- 258 days ago - aljazeera.com
Despite vociferous opposition from civil society groups, Turkey's parliament adopted a new internet censorship bill yesterday, which was roundly criticized as an assault on freedom of expression, access to information, and investigative journalism.
PETITION - Tell President Abdullah GüL to Protect the Open Internet in Turkey!
World  (tags: Turkey, ANTI-INTERNET CENSORSHIP, PETITION )

David
- 261 days ago - accessnow.org
Our friends in Turkey have asked for our help: --- This week, the Turkish parliament will vote to make its already harsh internet censorship laws even worse... Unless we help stop it. --- PLEASE SEND YOUR MESSAGE HERE ...
Turkey Is Alarmed By Extremist Militants in Syria Border Area
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, news, Syria, Turkey, radical rebels, society, government, conflict )

Cal
- 345 days ago - latimes.com
Turkey has welcomed Syrian rebels in the border area, but as the conflict drags on, the rise of Al Qaeda-linked militants becomes a concern.
ONE TREE   video
World  (tags: One Tree, Evren, Gezi Park Protests, Turkey, Human Rights, Environmental Rights, movement, the people )

Dandelion
- 366 days ago - youtube.com
It all started with a tree and you can't cut it down. It started with a tree can you hear that sound; It's the people. It's a moment - That we all really need. Finally awake we've been living in a dream. And everybody knows that we got to break free.
 

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