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NYT editorial: Turkey’s Internet Crackdown

Here is the NYT editorial: President Abdullah Gul, Turkey’s head of state, has now joined Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the government’s assault on free speech. On Tuesday, Mr. Gul approved a new law, passed earlier by Parliament, that … 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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Concerns over freedom stronger after adoption of Internet bill in Turkey

The adoption of a controversial law on the regulation of Internet news portals and websites by a majority of votes in Parliament late on Wednesday has boosted people’s concerns over Internet freedom and people’s right of access to information.  Harsh … 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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‘Turkey’s internet law following nebulous drafting process’

From Index on Censorship: A few weeks ago, internet privacy activists in Turkey began expressing alarm over newly proposed amendments to the law already governing the country’s internet activity. If implemented, the changes would serve to increase the government’s already … Continue reading

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Turkey’s proposed internet law, aiming at even more censorship, met with strong opposition

Here is a report by Milana Knezevic on Index on Censorship: Turkish authorities have this week come under severe criticism for their proposed amendments to the country’s internet law, which among other things, would effectively allow the government to block … Continue reading

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Turkish Parliament urged to reject draconian internet bill

Here is a statement by the RSF: Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about an Internet bill that is to be debated by the Turkish parliament in Ankara in the coming days. Registered by a ruling AKP member in mid-December … Continue reading

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