Turkish Gov’t Compares Internet Freedom to Battered Spouses

(Via Techdirt)

Turkish Government Says Online Freedom Is Like Violence Against Women (via Techdirt)

As anyone who has been following the news knows, Turkey has been going through a turbulent patch recently. It’s also been trying to control dissenting voices online, as Techdirt has reported. So it comes as no surprise that it is bringing in even stricter…

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Euronews reports on recent protests against increased internet censorship

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  1. Turkish directorate orders MP to remove parliamentary question from his personal website

    (Hürriyet Daily News) – Umut Oran submitted a written parliamentary question over the phone records between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, his son Bilal Erdoğan, and a number of ministers and businessmen, asking whether Erdoğan had instructed his minister Binali Yıldırım to tell a group of businessmen to buy the Sabah newspaper and the ATV television station.

    The head of Turkey’s Telecommunications Directorate (TİB) sent the warning to Oran to remove the parliamentary question after he published it on his personal website, referring a law regulating online publishing and fighting against crimes committed via publishing.

  2. let me guess, Internet freedom and protection of women from spousal abuse are two items of concern only to Westernized elites?
    Of course, the freedom of AKP-aligned dailies to make up quotations and baselessly accuse journalists is all part of true Internet freedom,
    and the PKK now has the AKP’s back in all of this.
    Sırrı Süreyya Önder has been regrettably silent as the PKP/BDP goes farther and farther out on the ledge with the AKP.

    What are we up to now, 5000 police and a couple hundred prosecutors fired or relocated? Nixon’s deeply envious from his corner of hell.

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