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Turkish Student Gets Prison Sentence for Sharing Satirical News

Zaytung is a Turkish satirical news network. The crew behind Zaytung has been writing funny parody versions of real news, creating absurd-fake stories, mostly generating hilarious satirical pieces for years. With the Turkish media’s fall into government’s hands, mainstream media … 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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Turkey Sentences AllahCC to 15 Months Prison

Turkish user on twitter with the username of AllahCC, or with his real name Ertan P’s 15 months of prison sentence has been approved by Muş Penal Court, for the crime of insulting religious values of society. The court accused … Continue reading

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Erdoğan: “Even if the world might stand up against us, we will BAN!”

Erdoğan held his long-awaited Istanbul rally on Sunday, for which about a million people were bussed from other cities and districts of Istanbul. It was notable to see how public transport buses were used in organizing an AKP rally and … Continue reading

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Turkey bans Twitter; other platforms next?

Erdogan threatened to “eradicate Twitter and the kind from its roots and end this breach of privacy and defamation” just hours before twitter was banned in Turkey. An urgent court decision has been passed within the framework of several laws, … Continue reading

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Full Ban on Social Media: Turkey reaches out for gold in Censor’olympics

Recently in an article, Gigi Alford wrote “Russia goes for gold in internet regulation,” and I was going to suggest that Turkey is a close runner-up. However Erdoğan made a comment that raised the hopes of “censorists” in Turkey for … Continue reading

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