Category Archives: Hate Speech

Turkish Minister Kaya deported from the Netherlands: Ankara-Amsterdam crisis in a nutshell

Turkish Minister of Family and Social Affairs, Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya has been declared persona-non grata in the Netherlands following a row of diplomatic tension between the two countries when Turkish government insisted on campaigning abroad on the week of … Continue reading

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Rainbow Colors Not Allowed in Istanbul Pride

The organized LGBTI movement in Turkey has been growing and gaining more recognition as a progressive force. Accordingly, its activities faced more repression. (original: Katoikos) Istanbul Pride does not have a very long history, yet it has recently become increasingly significant. … Continue reading

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İzlandalı ‘Korsanlar’, Dine Hakaret Yasası’nı kaldırdı

Uluslararası kuruluşların tavsiyesi üzerine gündeme gelen dine hakaret yasaları, İzlanda’da iptal edildi. Önerge Korsan Parti İzlanda’dan geldi. (Orjinali AGOS’ta) 2006 yılında İsveç’te dijital haklar ve hürriyetler için, telif karşıtı bir hareket olarak doğan ve Türkiye dahil pek çok ülkeye yayılan … Continue reading

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Charlie Hedbo Cover Sparks Outrage in Turkey, yet Facebook OKs Lynching Campaign

Following Cumhuriyet Daily’s publication of the Charlie Hebdo’s latest issue, Turkey found herself in the middle of a very heated debate on “press freedom”. As soon as the daily was announced that the content would be printed in Turkish for … Continue reading

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Controversy at Istanbul Charlie Hebdo Solidarity Rally

As in many other places around the world, Istanbul today had a solidarity rally to commemorate the victims of Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris that left 12 people dead. There have been controversial statements in Turkey with regards to the … Continue reading

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“Say Stop to Antisemitism” Protest was held in Istanbul

  There has been a steep rise in antisemitic hate speech and attacks in Turkey over the last few years. Especially during and after every Israeli offensive in Palestinian lands. Most recently some racist and violent groups have taken up … Continue reading

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Police Attacks Permitted Protests against Corruption

Turkey has experienced another day of police violence east and west today. In the east people have been protesting the wall of shame, built as a separation against Rojava area of Syria as a way of preventing unauthorized border passing. … Continue reading

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Avrupa’da “Yeni” Nazi Selamı

Avrupa bütünleşmesinin tek plan, tek ses, tek alternatif üzerinden gitmesi sisteme dair tüm eleştirilerin aşırı sağ gruplarda birleşmesine yol açıyor. Son örneği, bir komedyenin sisteme eleştiri olarak ortaya attığı yeni selamlaşma hareketinin Neonazilerce üstlenilmesiydi. (orjinali: http://bianet.org/biamag/toplum/152225-avrupa-da-yeni-nazi-selami ) Geçtiğimiz aylarda Polonya’da Auschwitz ölüm … Continue reading

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Turkish National Broadcaster TRT to Criminalize Opinions and Thoughts

Turkish National Television and Radio (TRT) Directorate has been carrying out an investigation regarding the Gezi Park protests and there has been rumors that TRT started a hunt to track down whoever supported Gezi Park protests and investigate on the … Continue reading

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Internet Freedom Report 2013 – Turkey: Partly Free and in Decline

(click to see the original full report)   Looking at the level of development in communication technologies and means in the world, one can say that one of the primary major problems in terms of democracy that states and governments … Continue reading

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