In the mean time, I am also quoted in this BBC piece:
Why Turks say they are being muzzled online
Traditional media in Turkey is heavily regulated and, according to Erkan Saka, a political blogger and professor of communications at Istanbul University, the government is now trying to leverage the same influence over social media. He believes the
The government?s new military law bill is aimed at further strengthening Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Washington said it shares concerns expressed elsewhere that the Internet bill is not ‘compatible with freedom of expression’
Erkan Saka: I believe it is a case of censorship since the judicial process is evaded. All decisions are now up to Telecommunications Communications Presidency, which is appointed by the prime ministry. The government will decide what violates privacy
As the mayoral elections are around the corner, authoritarian surveillance and the censorship of political content is increasing on a frighteningly exponential scale.
In the year 2011, Bulent Arinc, the Vice-Prime Minister declared that the then President of Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD), Umit Boyner, was a porno enthusiast. This was his considered reply to Mrs Boyner?s criticisms of the internet filtering mechanism installed by the AKP government.
Yaman Akdeniz, law professor at Bilgi University in Istanbul, said the curbs would have a “chilling effect” in a country where Facebook and Twitter are platforms for political discussion rather than just socialising. “I would call it an Orwellian
New York Times
?This is no longer about children, no one buys that,? said Yaman Akdeniz, a law professor at Bilgi University. ?It is about the government trying to protect themselves.? One independent news website, Vagus.TV ? established by Serdar Akinan, a veteran …