Islamist Websites in Turkey Manage to Evade Strict Internet Censorship

nytimes.com – Tim Arango – Mar 13 – ISTANBUL — The websites of an atheist association, the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a Kurdish separatist organization are blocked to Turkish Internet users. But many sites that promote extreme Islamist messages — even

 

3 detained in Turkey for ‘insulting’ President Erdoğan on Twitter

Turkish police on March 13 detained three people accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other top officials on Twitter, after raiding their homes.

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A hallmark of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s leadership has been a crackdown on freedom of expression, but critics say censorship reflects the government’s Islamist values.

Blog: Turkey mulls banning Minecraft, but are video games really harmful?

Recently, Turkey’s Family and Social Policies Ministry called on authorities to ban the very popular video game Minecraft. Are video games really dangerous, even when they don’t seem to be violent?

A 13-year-old student in western Turkey has testified on suspicion that he “insulted” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Facebook

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Journalist Arrested For Submitting Files on Sledgehammer Case

Journalist Mehmet Baransu has been arrested within an investigation around the allegations that Turkey’s Sledgehammer case defendants have been set up to be arrested.

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