So police state style. No court orders will be needed to block sites or record web traffic…

Turkey internet ban protest 2011
Turkey internet ban protest 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

News in Turkish

By Ozge Ozbilgin ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s parliament passed a law tightening Internet controls and expanding the powers of its telecoms authority late on Monday, weeks after a new government took office pledging the beginning of a “new Turkey”. The move comes on top of legislation passed in February that made it easier for the authorities to block access to web pages without a prior court

‘Censorship in Turkey linked to past blackouts on minorities’
Today’s Zaman
It is not surprising that Turkey, which has in the past used censorship against Armenians and Kurds, is now experiencing censorship as restrictions on free speech used against one group are doomed to spread to others, Julian Assange of WikiLeaks fame

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