Report: Turkey Remains World Beater in Twitter Censorship

The Twitter logo seen on a smartphone held beside a Turkish flag. Photo: EPA/Karl-Josef Hildenbrand

Turkey had the highest number of combined requests including court orders and other legal demands, with 45,776 requests. It was followed by Japan and Russia, which made 45,776 and 30,436 requests respectively.

Body parts found at Indonesian plane crash site

Divers pulled body parts, wreckage and clothing from waters off Indonesia's capital Jakarta on Jan. 10, as the military located a signal it hoped would lead to the wreckage of a jet that crashed with 62 people on board.

The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 plunged into a steep dive about four minutes after it left Soekarno-Hatta international airport in Jakarta on Jan. 9 afternoon.

Turkey extends condolences over Indonesia plane crash

Turkey extended condolences to Indonesia over Jan. 9's passenger plane crash near the capital Jakarta.

"We have learned with great sorrow that a passenger airplane flying from Jakarta to the city of Pontianak in Indonesia crashed shortly after takeoff today, resulting in the loss of lives of more than 60 people," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle charge over 737 Max

Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle a Justice Department investigation and admit that employees misled regulators about the safety of its 737 Max aircraft, which suffered two deadly crashes shortly after entering airline service.

The government and the company said on Jan. 7 that the settlement includes money for the crash victims' families, airline customers and a fine.

Turkey to receive first shipment of Chinese vaccine before new year: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Dec. 28 Turkey would receive the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines
developed by China's Sinovac this week.

Turkey has agreed to buy 50 million doses of Sinovac's CoronaVac and had expected delivery by Dec. 11, but the shipment has faced delays.