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Turkey’s Digital Crackdown on Media, Censors Hundreds of News Sites

Turkey recently started a new digital crackdown on critical and independent media. However, Turkish government has been involved in ‘online security’ policies as far back as 2007 with the law numbered 5651, Law Regulating Digital Publications which has very quickly … Continue reading

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2.899 Libraries Closed Down in Turkey in 2014

Turkish Statistics Institute has declared numbers on reading materials and libraries for the year 2014, and the numbers do not look bright. According to the statistics, 2.899 in Turkey have been closed down in the year 2014 and number of … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Third Censorship Bill; Criminalizing Content-Sharing

Over the past few years Turkey has passed several censorship bills that have drawn upon heavy criticism nationally and from all around the world. As censorship circumvention has also taken off, these bills have practically been un-useful and failed to … Continue reading

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Censorship in Turkey’s Arts & Culture Scene under Erdoğan’s 12 years

Turkey’s ruling AKP has been in power in the last 12 years and has generally been bold in claiming that their rule has liberated Turkey from its chains. One of those chains has always been censorship in Turkey. The leadership … 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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Sansür ve gözetim başka Charlie Hebdo saldırılarını engeller mi?

Fransa yaşanan terör saldırıları sonrası çareyi “vatanseverlik yasası” ve sansür & gözetim uygulamalarında arıyor, fakat sorunun temeline inilmedikçe büyük bir entegrasyon sorunu kaçınılmaz. (Orjinali AGOS’ta) Son günlerde gerçekleşen ve toplam 17 kişinin ölümüyle sonuçlanan saldırı olaylarını kınamak için, 11 Ocak … Continue reading

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Possible Imprisonment of Tweeps: Crime of Criticism

Draconian internet laws in Turkey are deepening yet once again with a new reform package that will bring by new measures against freedom of speech in Turkey. Previously, the government has already tried to silence masses through censorship measures, surveillance … Continue reading

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Constitutional Court Cancels Censorship & Surveillance Bill in Turkey

Right after the graft probe against the AKP government started and phone conversations of alleged corruption of ministers and by then prime minister Erdoğan and their family members were leaked on the internet with unknown sources, government drafted a censorship … Continue reading

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#OccupyGezi Documentary Subjected to Censorship

  A documentary film called “Love will Change the Earth” tells the story of resistance against state repression during the Gezi Park protests of June 2013 in Turkey. The director Reyan Tuvi has worked on scenes recorded at the ground-zero … Continue reading

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Extended Surveillance Bill in Turkey: Legal but not Lawful

Just days after Turkey hosted thousands of delegates from around the world for Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul and boasted about policing and pressuring internet freedoms in the country, a law has been passed in urgency, almost like escaping from … Continue reading

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