“Two Turkish journalists face jail terms for Charlie Hebdo cover While “Venice Commission to look at shortcomings in Turkey’s domestic security package

Two Turkish journalists face up to four-and-a-half years in prison for republishing the cover of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo featuring an image of the Prophet Muhammad.
Turkey’s controversial new domestic security package “is unacceptable,” Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) President Anne Brasseur has said, adding that the Venice Commission plans to examine the law in detail after Turkey’s upcoming election.
Academicians Akdeniz and Altıparmak, objected to the access ban on social media platforms Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. “Constitutional principles were violated,” said Bihr from RSF.
Turkey’s media watchdog has decided not to fine the company responsible for a TV advertisement in which a Turkish flag was shown, which is forbidden in ads.
Newly minted AKP candidate Uğur Işılak’s areas of expertise have been shown to extend into the realm of relationship advice given his comments saying “it is in women’s nature to belong to men.”
english.alarabiya.net – Apr 8 – By Menekse Tokyay | Special to Al Arabiya News, Istanbul Turkish internet users started the week with a countrywide ban on Twitter and video-sharing website YouTube following a prosecutorial order. However, the bans were shortly lifted, with
Tutelary reload: Turkey back to its default standards
Today’s Zaman (blog)
For the first time in its history, in 2008 and 2010, with the Balyoz and Ergenekon trials Turkey gained the chance to overcome the shadow of the military in the political system. This was an important step in moving forward for a more democratic country.

Government trolling:

A proposal will soon be presented to the Education Ministry for programming classes to be entered into the elementary school curriculum, Science, Industry and Technology Minister Fikri Işık has said.

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