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  • Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan walks outside his office in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Turkey's parliament looks set to pass a bill that increases the powers and immunities of the country's spy agency. It is the latest in a string of moves critics say is undermining democracy in the country that is a candidate to join the European Union. The bill, expected to be voted on Thursday, gives the National Intelligence Agency greater eavesdropping and operational powers and increases its immunities and abilities to keep tabs on citizens. Journalists publishing classified documents would face prison terms. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Twitter blocks accounts critical of Turkish government

    Twitter appears to have blocked two anonymous accounts that were used to release secretly recorded conversations implicating Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and senior government officials in a damning corruption scandal.

  • Turkey blocks YouTube despite Twitter ban backlash

    Turks are currently unable to access YouTube and Twitter because of government bans. Turkey's Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, claims Twitter and other social networking sites are used to spread lies.

  • ** FILE ** In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, file photo, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a news briefing in a ceremony for signing agreements between Iranian and Turkish officials in Tehran, Iran. Turkey restricted access to Twitter on Friday, March 21, 2014, hours after Erdogan threatened to "root out" the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked, damaging the government's reputation ahead of key local elections this month. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

    Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan: 'We'll eradicate Twitter'

    The prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, shut the lights on Twitter right about midnight Thursday, a move aimed at curtailing social media posts that suggest government corruption.

  • Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.  Turkish anti-terrorism police carried out raids in six cities on Tuesday, detaining at least five people with alleged links to al-Qaida, including an employee of a prominent Islamic charity group that provides aid to Syria, media reports and officials said.(AP Photo)

    Turkish police detain al-Qaida suspects

    Turkish anti-terrorism police carried out raids in six cities on Tuesday, detaining at least five people with alleged links to al-Qaida, including two employees of a government-supported Islamic charity group that provides aid to Syria, media reports and officials said.

  • Metin Feyzioglu, the head of the Turkish Bar Associations, speaks to the media after a meeting with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Feyzioglu said that Erdogan has instructed Turkey's justice minister to work with the group on legal arrangements that could lead to the re-trial of hundreds of military officers and others. Hundreds of people have been jailed in Turkey for alleged plots to bring down Erdogan's government. The officers say much of the evidence against them was fabricated. (AP Photo)

    Turkey to mull proposals for military re-trial

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government is considering legal arrangements that could lead to the re-trial of hundreds of military officers and other people who were convicted of plotting to topple the government, the head of Turkey's bar association said Saturday.

  • Security officials close a road leading to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office shortly after police subdued a man who was carrying a fake bomb in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Nov. 21. 2013. Police fired two warning shots in the air before overpowering and arresting him, said an aide to the prime minister. The 53-year-old man, identified as Tugrul B., was carrying a device made to look like a bomb, the official said. He was being questioned and the motive for his action was not immediately known. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici) (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Turkish police subdue man with fake bomb

    Turkish police on Thursday subdued a man who arrived near Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office in the capital Ankara carrying a fake bomb, an official said.

  • ** FILE ** Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses lawmakers and supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.  (AP Photo)

    BERMAN: Epitaph for the Turkish model

    Last summer, when the so-called "Arab Spring" was in full bloom, the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey was riding high.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    NUNBERG: Silencing a secularist in Turkey

    The Turkish criminal courts have increasingly been used to further Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Islamist agenda through hate-speech prosecutions.

  • People hold national flags as they shout slogans outside the Silivri jail complex in Silivri, Turkey, on Aug. 5, 2013. Some 275 people, including military officers, politicians and journalists, are facing verdicts in a landmark and divisive trial in Turkey over an alleged conspiracy to overthrow Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government. Security forces set up barricades around the courthouse in Silivri to tighten security after the supporters of defendants announced to hold a demonstration against the five-year trial. (Associated Press)

    Former military chief gets life sentence in Turkey

    In a landmark trial, scores of people — including Turkey's former military chief, politicians and journalists — were convicted on Monday of plotting to overthrow Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government soon after it came to power in 2002.

  • Turkish protesters gather for a protest and a forum at the main Kizilay Square in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    With social media, middle classes in Brazil, Turkey grow stronger, angrier

    Mass protests in Brazil and halfway around the world in Turkey are the latest manifestations of the coming of age of a politically aware global middle class that, armed with little more than Twitter and Facebook, is demanding greater government accountability, basic rights and a more equitable distribution of resources.

  • Metal placards in the shape of Israeli soldiers sit on an old bunker at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria, on June 24, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Iran commander: Syria conflict will end when Israel falls

    A commander in one of Iran's volunteer military units said that the world will know when the conflict in Syria ends — it will be marked by the fall of Israel.

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    PIPES: What Turkey's riots mean

    Rebellion has shaken Turkey since May 31. Is it comparable to the Arab upheavals that overthrew four rulers since 2011, to Iran's Green Movement of 2009 that led to an apparent reformer being elected president last week, or perhaps to Occupy Wall Street, which had negligible consequences?

  • A news cameraman (left) falls to the ground as Turkish riot police spray water cannon at demonstrators in the main Kizilay Square in Ankara, Turkey, on Sunday, June 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Turkish police crack down on revival of protests

    Turkish riot police fired tear gas and water cannons on Sunday at demonstrators trying to return to Istanbul's main square, maintaining a hard line against rekindled protests as the prime minister's supporters prepared to rally across town.

  • Protesters chant anti-government slogans, silhouetted by the light of flares in Taksim square, in Istanbul, Turkey, late Wednesday, June 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    Turkey vows to clear protesters as death toll hits 5

    Police will remove protesters from Istanbul's Taksim Square within the next 24 hours, said Turkey's prime minister on Thursday, in a blunt warning that marks the end of the government's patience with a weeks-long rally that's escalated into violence.

  • ** FILE ** Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses lawmakers and supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.  (AP Photo)

    HOLMES: Is Turkey a model for others?

    Turkey certainly has been a reliable ally of the United States for many decades. Compared with Egypt and other countries in the Middle East, its democracy is stable and its economy is growing. But celebrating Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey as a model seems not quite right.

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  • In a statement released Wednesday in nine languages _ including Armenian _ Erdogan said he hoped Armenians who lost their lives are in peace and expressed condolences to their descendants.(AP Photo)

  • He has said he wants a presidency with more executive powers.

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