Turkey Gay Pride Festivities Disrupted by Police Violence

Turkey Gay Pride Festivities Disrupted by Police Violence

Turkey Gay Pride festivities in Istanbul were disrupted by police violence, as the police blocked off many of the side streets that hosted the Pride walk and fired into the crowd with rubber pellets and tear gas during the parade. The police also fired water cannons into the crowd, knocking people off of their feet […]

Boat North of Istanbul Coast Capsizes, 24 Killed

Boat North of Istanbul Coast Capsizes, 24 Killed

Off the north coast of Istanbul a¬†boat carrying migrants capsized, 24 bodies have been found. Officials say that more are missing and that a rescue is already in motion. Apparently a small vessel was transporting migrants. It is possible that they were trying to reach the European Union, specifically Romania. Turkish coast guards and fisherman […]

Turkey Bans YouTube

Turkey Bans YouTube

The government of Turkey has officially banned YouTube just a few days after Twitter met the same fate. The decision to block YouTube was a result of the presence of leaked voice recordings of senior government officials discussing a probable military mission in Syria. According to a source close to the government, the recordings could […]