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SOUTH AFRICA

MMA EMEA Smarties 2017 winners announced

The annual Mobile Marketing Awards for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Smarties Awards gala ceremony was held on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 at Swissôtel The Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey...

26 Oct 2017

TURKEY

"My shoes looks better than you" MP tells Turkish Parliament

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Turkish women took to social networks on Wednesday (13 August) to post pictures of shoes in a new viral campaign against sexism inspired by MP Aylin Nazliaka whose incendiary speech to parliament went viral on social networks this week.

14 Aug 2014

TURKEY

100 Turkish police arrested for phone-tapping

ANKARA TURKEY: Turkish authorities arrested scores of senior police officers on suspicion of illegally eavesdropping on top officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

24 Jul 2014

TURKEY

YouTube working in Turkey again

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Turkey has finally lifted a controversial ban on YouTube, days after the country's top court ruled that it breached the right to free speech.

4 Jun 2014

TURKEY

Despite court verdict, YouTube remains blocked

ANKARA, TURKEY: Popular video-sharing site YouTube remained blocked in Turkey over the weekend despite the country's top court ruling that the blanket ban contravened the right to free speech.

2 Jun 2014

TURKEY

Turkey keeps YouTube ban in place despite court orders

ANKARA, TURKEY: Turkey's government said it would keep its block on YouTube in place despite two separate courts ordering the ban be lifted.

11 Apr 2014

TURKEY

Erdogan in new attack on social media after Twitter ban

ANKARA, TURKEY: Turkey's defiant Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a blistering new attack on social media on Sunday, 23 March, after his government banned Twitter just days before crucial local elections.

24 Mar 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

POLAND

Virgin Mobile launches in Poland, eyes Russia, Turkey

WARSAW, POLAND: Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Mobile on Wednesday launched operations in Central Europe offering a prepaid service in Poland and aims to expand its mobile telephony presence in the region.

23 Aug 2012

TURKEY

MTN sued for US$4bn over Iran contract

Turkish cellphone operator Turkcell has filed a US$4.2bn (R32.45bn) lawsuit in a US court against MTN over alleged corruption in a deal in Iran, the companies said yesterday.

30 Mar 2012

GERMANY

Demand for smartphones higher than ever before in Europe

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: In 2011, demand for mobile phones once again increased in Europe, largely as a result of the rising popularity of smartphones. According to GfK, 3.2% more mobile phones were sold in 2011, in particular the sales of smartphones increased by 67%.

15 Feb 2012

SLOVAKIA

One in three online shoppers in the CEE region, owns a smartphone

BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA: According to the findings of the latest CEE Telco Industry Report 2011, 14.2% of mobile phone owners in the CEE region have a smartphone.

3 Nov 2011

TURKEY

Turkey has third most engaged online audience in Europe

ANKARA, TURKEY: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released an overview of internet usage in Europe and Turkey, showing that of Europe's 372 million unique visitors, Turkey accounts for 23.1 million unique visitors during August 2011.

19 Oct 2011

UNITED STATES

MMA elects new Global Board Executive Committee

NEW YORK, US / LONDON, UK / SINGAPORE /SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL: The MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) (www.mmaglobal.com) has announced that it has elected a new Global Board Executive Committee with Melis Ertem, head of Turkcell's Product & Service Management; Media & Entertainment & Carrier Services Division as its new global chair.

12 May 2011

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