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 According to an official site that is in charge of web controls, as of 1 Nov 2008, Turkish citizens filed 25.159 complaints. 12.515 were accepted. Rough translation of the graph above (counter clockwise, from the top) that demonstrates the categories of complaint: Obscenity (55,2%), peadophily (11,9), Other (0,8), gambling (5,3), prostitution (10,6), illegal drug finding help (0,4), drug abuse (0,6), encouraging suicide (2,0), betting (0,5), insulting Atatürk (12)

Index on Censorship on Internet censorship in Turkey

Index on Censorship: ‘There are more people working on censoring the Internet than developing it’

Yigal Schleifer is a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor

The successes of Harun Yahya show just how easy it is to shut down web discussion in Turkey, writes Yigal Schleifer

Turkish Internet users woke up on 24 October to find that access to Blogger, the popular blog-hosting site owned by Google, had been blocked by a court order, because of illegal material (streams of football games) found on a handful of blogs.


Turkish Creationist Threatens to Sue Website for an Article

By Gyro

by Dr. Yaman Akdeniz http://cyberlaw.org.uk Interesting story developing in Turkey right now. If you would recall Adnan Oktar (Adnan Hodja) is the Turkish creationist who is behind 61 orders issued by the courts in Turkey to block popular websites including wordpress.com, richarddawkins.net, egitimsen.org.tr, groups.google and gazetevatan.com. (In addition to the ones demanded by Oktar, so far

Groups say Web site bans hurt Turkey’s image | CyberLaw Blog

Web site ban lifted temporarily
Today’s Zaman, Turkey

We Will Not Give In To Adnan Oktar’s Threats!
Biamag, Turkey

Groups say Web site bans hurt Turkey’s image
Today’s Zaman, Turkey

Turkey lifts ban on world’s largest blog hosting service
Earthtimes (press release), UK

Call for Law 5651 to be amended after latest case of online censorship
Reporters without borders (press release), France

BlogSpot and Blogger Banned Due to Copyright Laws in Turkey for 3 days
Türk Internet (abonelik), Turkey

Turkish Bloggers Are Furious
BİA, Turkey

Turkey bans Blogger due to a handful of blogs linking to pirated
The Inquisitr, Australia

Blogger.com banned in Turkey
Global Voices Online, MA

Reporters Without Borders: Turkey: censorship threat to news website Bianet

Reporters Without Borders

31.10 – Turkey: censorship threat to news website Bianet

(GIF) Lawyers acting for creationist religious leader Adnan Oktar asked the Turkish news website Bianet (www.bianet.org) on 28 October to remove an article about online censorship that was written by two specialists in Internet law, Yaman Akdeniz and Kerem Altiparmak.

Turkish creationist threatens to sue website for an article written by Yaman Akdeniz and Kerem Altıparmak

By admin on freedom of speech

[Blog entry by Yaman Akdeniz] Interesting story developing in Turkey right now. If you would recall Adnan Oktar (Adnan Hodja) is the Turkish creationist who is behind almost 61 blocking orders issued by the courts in Turkey to popular websites including wordpress.com, richarddawkins.net, egitimsen.org.tr, groups.google and gazetevatan.com.

TURKEY: STATE’S SECURITY HIJACKS THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

 

(By Erol Önderoglubia / Source: Bianet.org – Turkey) Freedom of Expression Desk has published its “Media Observation Report” for the period of July-August-September. The Desk has been informing the public regularly about the rights violations regarding the media, the reporters and the freedom of expression since 2000. In addition to the international freedom of expression institutions such as IFEX, RSF, CPJ, Article XIX, the Media Observation Reports has become an important source for the European Commission and the Organization for Security…

Where is the freedom?
Today’s Zaman, Turkey –

(Today’s Zaman, Oct. 26, 2006) Almost the whole of Turkey was against the decision, seeing it as a violation of freedom since a decision made in Parliament
Turkish Bloggers Are Furious

 

Turkey bans Blogger due to a handful of blogs linking to pirated
EuropeNews, Denmark –

By Duncan Riley Turkey has completely blocked Google’s blogging service Blogger due to a handful of sites linking to pirated football (soccer) games.

 

 

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