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Claiming to be victimised and non-apologetic, the editor of Haberturk admits intense government pressure on media

The editor-in-chief of a Turkish daily who has been accused of manipulated the findings of a 2013 election poll after speaking with a pro-government official at the same daily defended himself in a televised interview aired on CNN Türk on … Continue reading

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Tension with the EU over Internet Law increases

In a meeting with Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu amid increasing criticism over a controversial Internet law, top European Union officials urged Turkey on Monday to have “early consultations” with the bloc’s executive arm, the European Commission (EC), regarding legislation … Continue reading

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‘Goodbye, dear Internet’

“Dear Internet,” wrote Ahmet Sabancı, one of the hundreds of thousands of bloggers in Turkey, where the usage of social media is in the top league in the world. “We the people of Turkey have had a great time with … Continue reading

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Towards 1984? New Internet bill to further restrict freedom of information, sparks reactions

As Turkish Parliament prepares for a vote on a restrictive internet bill, here is a detailed report by Today’s Zaman on what its possible repercussions will be: A recent government initiative to amend Law No. 5651 on the Internet via … Continue reading

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