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Wikipedia, TV dating shows banned in Turkey

Turkey on Saturday blocked all access to Wikipedia and banned television dating shows, adding to fears of a crackdown after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in a referendum on enhancing his powers.

Warplanes on Saturday struck the Syrian town where a chemical attack had killed scores of people earlier this week, as Turkey warned that a retaliatory US missile strike on a Syrian air base would only be “cosmetic” if greater efforts are not made to remove President Bashar Assad from power

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Turkey on Wednesday said it was discharging 149 generals and ordering the closure of dozens of media outlets, in the next phase of its controversial crackdown in the wake of the failed coup.

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Turkey purged its police on Monday after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of a failed military coup, and said it could reconsider its friendship with the United States unless Washington hands over a cleric Ankara blames for the putsch.

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Turks back Erdogan

Thousands took to the streets of Turkey in support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after authorities crushed a military coup that claimed at least 265 lives.

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RUDE AWAKENING

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RUDE AWAKENING

Gilas Pilipinas struggled against a tall and highly physical Turkey side as the national team suffered a lopsided 103-68 defeat in a tune up match early Thursday (Philippine time) at Abdi Ipekci Arena in Istanbul.

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