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SOUTH AFRICA

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters...

23 Jun 2017

TURKEY

Turkish court orders Facebook to block pages 'insulting' prophet

ISTANBUL TURKEY: A Turkish court has ordered Facebook to block pages deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammed, threatening to shut down the social media network indefinitely...

27 Jan 2015

TURKEY

Turkish lira hits 10-month low after media raid

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Turkey's currency the lira hit a 10-month low in value against the dollar on Monday as markets reacted with anxiety to police raids against media critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

18 Dec 2014

FRANCE

World's Press condemns mass trial of Turkish journalists

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / ANKARA, TURKEY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have condemned the prosecution of 41 Turkish journalists on terrorism-related charges, calling their trial a move by the government to intimidate the press and silence criticism.

29 Sep 2012