Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday called for the autonomous Kurdistan region to suspend next week’s contentious independence referendum, saying it “threatens Iraq’s national security”. The move highlights the escalating tensions between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), which is pressing ahead with the September 25 vote despite opposition from the US and regional powers.
The crisis in relations between Berlin and Ankara deepened on Thursday as Germany’s foreign minister warned investors against doing business in Turkey and advised Germans it was no longer safe for them to travel there. Sigmar Gabriel said Berlin would henceforth be pursuing a “new policy on Turkey”, including reconsidering economic aid and export credit guarantees it provides for the country. “We can’t go on as before,” he said at a press conference.
At least 100,000 people took to the streets of Istanbul on Sunday, the first sustained mass protest against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s year-long authoritarian crackdown in the wake of a failed coup last year. The crowds, packed into a parade ground on the Asian side of city, were a show of force by the depleted opposition and led by the chairman of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) under a chant of “rights, law, justice”.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".