Google Files Appeal to Turkish Courts to Lift YouTube Ban

Just a week after Twitter was banned in Turkey, YouTube came under fire by the Turkish government. The site was blocked when a YouTube user uploaded leaked audio from Turkish officials regarding potential military operations. Google filed appeals with Turkish courts, requesting the ban on YouTube be lifted “immediately.” Though On Friday, April 4, an… Continue reading Google Files Appeal to Turkish Courts to Lift YouTube Ban

Twitter Fights Back, Files Suit to Lift Ban in Turkey

It has been six days since Turkey banned the use of Twitter but the popular social media site isn’t taking this fight lying down. After trying to come to an agreement with Turkish authorities, Twitter had no choice but to file petitions for lawsuits against the ban. Twitter argues that the legal basis for the… Continue reading Twitter Fights Back, Files Suit to Lift Ban in Turkey

Prime Minister of Turkey Strengthens Twitter Ban

Late Thursday night, the open and free use of Twitter in Turkey ceased to exist when Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan outlawed the use of the social media site. Though many are able to sidestep such bans, these gallant efforts to keep Twitter alive have hit yet another obstacle as the Turkish government strengthens its… Continue reading Prime Minister of Turkey Strengthens Twitter Ban

Photographer’s Girlfriend Leads Him Around the World in Touching Series

In a romantic series of scenes, Russian photographer Murad Osmann is led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in an ongoing project called Follow Me. In each stunning image, you can see the back of Zakharova while holding the hand of her photographer boyfriend as she guides him through traveling around the world.… Continue reading Photographer’s Girlfriend Leads Him Around the World in Touching Series

Protesters Crowdfund $99K and Counting to Demand Change in Turkish Government

What began as a peaceful protest against the removal of green space from Istanbul and spiraled into a┬áviolent attack by the police, complete with teargas and water cannons,┬áhas erupted into a larger protest against the government in Turkey and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s policies. Now protesters are criticizing the government’s use of force, lack… Continue reading Protesters Crowdfund $99K and Counting to Demand Change in Turkish Government