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Business

President Erdogan says Uber is “finished” in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared during a Ramadan dinner that the ridesharing company Uber is “over” in Turkey and apparently the interior ministry has given “the order”. Uber currently runs under a license that costs much less than taxi plates (about $760 US instead of $360,000), but Erdogan argued that it was “not possible” to offer […]

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Tech

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia

According to Reuters, Turkey has blocked Wikipedia, using a law designed to grant authorities the ability restrict content the country considers obscene or a threat to national security. Access to the online encyclopedia appears to have been blocked at 8:00AM local time on Saturday morning, according to monitoring group Turkey Blocks, a project to “identify […]

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Events

Webrazzi, Turkey’s most influential internet conference

Webrazzi Summit, one of Turkey’s and the region’s most influential internet and tech conferences, will be held in Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul on 25th of September, 2014. The conference will host more than 1500 attendees including nearly 80 speakers from the leading companies and institutions shaping the digital ecosystem in the world. Webrazzi Summit will […]

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Tech

Turkey blocks Twitter!

The Prime Minister of Turkey vowed to “Wipe out Twitter” following damaging allegations of corruption in his inner circle. “I don’t care what the international community says at all. Everyone will see the power of the Turkish Republic,” Mr Erdogan said earlier on Thursday. He spoke after some users had posted documents reportedly showing evidence […]

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Business

Webit Congress challenges the global giants in Istanbul

The rising star and one of most well-attended global digital, tech and telco events are about to break the traditional dominance of the Mobile World Congress and CES with amazing keynotes, 200+ first-world-class speakers and 8000+ visitors from 100+ countries. The biggest global ad spenders, digital, tech and telco experts, entrepreneurs and startups from all […]