Umar Farooq is a special correspondent.
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Turkey plans to censor Netflix and other media services to block images of drug use, nudity and other material considered immoral. But free speech advocates say the real target of the rules is political criticism that has all but disappeared from traditional media.
Aug. 21, 2019
Faced with a battered economy, Turks have turned on Syrians they believe have taken their jobs and overwhelmed government services.
July 25, 2019
Harsh words over the delivery to Turkey of a sophisticated Russian anti-aircraft system poured in Saturday, even as Moscow continued to deliver parts to an air base just outside the capital, Ankara.
July 13, 2019
The Turkish government’s enemy No. 1 has spent the last two decades in physical isolation on a prison island off the coast of Istanbul.
May 20, 2019
The Turkish government deems Abdulkadir Yapcan too dangerous to attend his own extradition proceedings here.
March 29, 2019
When Turkish human rights lawyer Tahir Elci was gunned down during a news conference in the embattled Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir, at least four cameras were rolling and dozens of witnesses were looking on in horror.
Feb. 20, 2019
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Friday that he would postpone military operations in northeastern Syria against U.S.
Dec. 21, 2018
Turkey will launch a military operation against U.S.
Dec. 12, 2018
Five times a day, the loudspeakers affixed to the spires of some 90,000 state-run mosques crackle to life, and the Islamic call to prayer bathes the streets of Istanbul and other Turkish cities.
Nov. 25, 2018
An American Christian preacher was freed by a Turkish court Friday and was headed home to the United States, where he was expected to meet with President Trump at the White House on Saturday.
Oct. 12, 2018