Onur Tekin

144 Flips | 7 Magazines | 1 Like | 14 Following | 34 Followers | @onrtkn | Keep up with Onur Tekin on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Onur Tekin”

Google: Turkey is blocking our DNS service

Google confirmed this weekend reports that its public Domain Name System (DNS) service, which translates numeric Internet Protocol addresses into the more human-readable domain names, is being blocked in Turkey.<p>Google received several credible reports and "confirmed" with its own research that its …

Mobile Devices

Turkey Bans YouTube

Turkey banned YouTube Thursday just days after banning the social networking site Twitter.<p>The ban is enacted before nationwide municipal elections …

Turkey goes to the polls in local and mayoral elections

The polls opened in Turkey on Sunday morning for local and mayoral elections which could determine prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s political future.<p>He is not standing, but has been a regular campaigner for his Justice and Development Party (AKP).<p>These are the first elections since last June’s …

Six killed in clashes during municipal elections in Turkey | Reuters

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Six people were killed on Sunday in clashes between groups backing rival candidates in Turkey’s municipal elections, which turned into a referendum on the rule of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.<p>Ballots are seen under a stamp seen at a polling station in Ankara March …

Countdown to verdict on Erdogan as Turkey holds local elections

Although he is not standing in Sunday’s local elections, Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan looms over the poll and is a divisive figure.<p>An ongoing corruption scandal has engulfed Erdogan’s government and local elections are a chance for voters to show they want change from Erdogan and his …

Google says Turkey is intercepting web traffic to spy on users

Turkey's decision to block access to popular websites has prompted many citizens to evade the ban using Google's domain name service. Now Google reports that most Turkish internet service providers are masquerading as Google DNS, presumably to spy on users. The move comes a week after reports …

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan declares victory after local elections

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan dominated debates leading up to Sunday's local elections, even though he wasn't on the ballot.<p>Even before results were announced, a triumphant Erdogan spoke to cheering supporters from the balcony of the headquarters of his ruling Justice and Development …

Turkey elections: Prime Minister Erdogan's AKP leads handily

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party appeared headed toward a sizable victory in the country's municipal elections Sunday, despite a corruption scandal that continues to swirl around Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle.<p>With 85% of the vote counted, …

Associated Press News

Protests in Turkey: Dispatch Four | VICE News

The death of Berkin Elvan, a 15 year old boy who was put into a coma after being hit by a tear gas canister in last year's anti-government rallies, prompted large-scale scale protests in Istanbul over the past two weeks. Violence between the Turkish police and protesters was worst in Elvan's …

Twitter still blocked in Turkey, despite legal victory

Twitter is making progress in its fight against the Turkish government’s attempts to take it offline. Sort of.<p>Yesterday, Twitter announced that a Turkish court had given it a legal victory: Overturning a takedown order aimed at a specific Twitter account. That account contained tweets accusing a …

Turkey begins espionage investigation after Syria leak | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has started an espionage investigation after a discussion between top officials on potential military action in Syria was leaked on YouTube, heralding a possible government crackdown on its political opponents after elections on Sunday.<p>Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip …

Brain drains while the heart stays: Is leaving Turkey an option?

I moved from Turkey to New York right after college and stayed for 10 years. I instantly felt I belonged. No matter how small my apartment was, how little money I had or how bad the streets smelled, I was happy.<p>I went to graduate school, worked, had the time of my life and became an adult. Although …

Turkey begins espionage investigation after Syria leak

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has started an espionage investigation after a discussion between top officials on potential military action in Syria was leaked on YouTube, heralding a possible government crackdown on its political opponents after elections on Sunday.<p>Supporters of the ruling AK Party …

Erdogan's name and face dominate as Turkey heads to the polls

Turkey may be in turmoil and the vast city of Istanbul in ferment, bridling at the antics of a government struggling to cope with scandal and sleaze, but in Kasimpasa quarter, the prime minister's troubles raise barely a shrug.<p>A conservative, lower-middle-class district bordering the Golden Horn …

Brain drains while the heart stays: Is leaving Turkey an option?

I moved from Turkey to New York right after college and stayed for 10 years. I instantly felt I belonged. No matter how small my apartment was, how little money I had or how bad the streets smelled, I was happy.<p>I went to graduate school, worked, had the time of my life and became an adult. Although …

Turkey: local elections seen as test of Prime Minister Erdogan's popularity

Turkish voters are getting ready to go to the polls in local elections on Sunday that could change the political future of the country.<p>Prime Minister Erdogan’s name won’t appear on any of the ballot papers, but the results will widely be seen as a verdict on his leadership.<p>The Turkish government …

Here’s the video that got YouTube banned in Turkey

For weeks, YouTube has flummoxed Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It started in early March, when Erdogan spoke of social media as though it was an invading army. “We will not leave this nation at the mercy of YouTube and Facebook,” Mr Erdogan proclaimed in an interview with Turkish …

Salman Rushdie and Other Authors Urge Turkey to Lift Twitter Ban

Dozens of notable authors have signed a joint letter from PEN International and English PEN that urges Turkey to reverse its nationwide ban on …

Social Media

Turkey sacks defense official involved in China missile talks | News Home | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has removed Murad Bayar, Defence Ministry undersecretary for the state-run defence industries, from his post with immediate effect, the official gazette showed on Thursday.<p>The ministry did not give a reason for the decision. Bayar had been influential in Turkey’s …

Syria spillover taints Turkey poll in border province | Reuters

HATAY (Reuters) - It is already past lunchtime and souvenir shop owner Halil Santoglu has yet to make a sale - a frequent complaint these days in this once bustling bazaar as the war in nearby Syria wreaks havoc with the economy of Turkey’s southern borderlands.<p>A member of the Nationalist Movement …

Turkey blocks Youtube and Twitter after a series of leaks cause scandal.

On Thursday, Turkey’s government banned Youtube. Last week, the country put the kibosh on Twitter. If Facebook is next on the chopping block, Turkish …

Books,Censorship,World news,Turkey,Zadie Smith,Salman Rushdie,Orhan Pamuk,Twitter,Media,Internet,YouTube,Social networking,Culture,Freedom of speech,Blogging<p>Letter from Zadie Smith, Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk, Salman Rushdie and other writers says Turkey's social media ban is an 'unacceptable …

Twitter gets court victory in Turkey but ban not lifted

SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter said late Friday that it won a key victory for freedom of expression after a Turkish court reversed an order that forced the company to take down an account that accused a former government minister of corruption.<p>The Turkish government banned access to the social network …

Vibrant Apartment in Budapest Featuring Custom Made Design Treats

Csorba Anita is an interior designer from Budapest whose original approach to modern design caught our attention. We recently received some photos of …

Lavish Home Design With a Little Extra: 604 Acacia House in California

Inside and out, the <b>604 Acacia House</b> designed by Brandon Architects in Corona Dl Mar, California, USA, inspires a lavish way of living. The street …