It looks like even Facebook rejects Turkey’s new obligation!


Social media giant Facebook has rejected Turkey’s new obligation to appoint representatives to the country in what an expert said “a major blow to the government.”

Cyber rights activist Yaman Akdeniz announced the company’s decision from his Twitter account, as he also said that he expects Twitter’s decision to be influenced by Facebook’s move.

Let’s see what Spotify will do about it:(

Turkey’s media authority issues warning to Spotify, FOXplay over ‘licensing’

According to a regulation published last year, internet broadcasters have to obtain a license from the RTÜK to continue broadcasting.

In other news:

At least 347 online articles in have been censored in Turkey in the last three months upon requests

This article presents ethnographic insights into the everyday lives of people who circulate conspiratorial narratives through an ethnographic study of ultranationalist men in contemporary Turkey. Drawing on the findings of this research, the author suggests that conspiratorial discourses should be examined not solely in terms of their (anti‐)truth qualities but as social practices through which masculine subjectivities and socialities are engendered.

In a statement, the Women’s Platform for Equality (EŞİK) has slammed Süleyman Arslan, the Chair of Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey (TİHEK), over his remarks that “early marriage and child abuse should be differentiated.

The historical roots of Turkey’s clandestine networks and Erdoğan’s authoritarianism (II) | Hakan Demiray

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