Posing after legislating the “censorship” law:

After legislating the so-called “disinformation law” they have posed like that.

In fact, no shame for some.


The Challenge of Cracking Iran’s Internet Blockade

People around the world are rallying to subvert Iran’s internet shutdown, but actually pulling it off is proving difficult and risky.

Pro-government TV outlets continue to avoid RTÜK fines

The media authority has issued 41 fines since the start of the year. Only three of them targeted pro-government outlets.

CIMER: a revolutionary platform or reporting tool in the hands of state sympathizers?

For some it is revolutionary, while others are more suspicious

Originally published on Global Voices


A screenshot of CIMER’s homepage.

In Turkey CIMER, short for Cumhurbaşkanlığı İletişim Merkezi or Presidency’s Communication Centre was set up in 2015 as part of the ruling Justice and Development Party’s efforts to help citizens communicate their “problems, complaints and requests” to the presidency. However, some have security concerns about the site and claim it has been misused to target social and political dissidents.

Kurdish man given bones of son in a bag seven years after his killing in conflict

The Diyarbakır Bar filed a complaint against the prosecutor who handled the delivery of the bones, demanding him be put on trial for “disrespect towards the memory of a person.”
The Radio and Television Supreme Council has concluded that the Halk TV pundits made comments “serving the purposes of terrorism.”

I wonder why:

The main opposition CHP has gained support in the region. Erdoğan’s AKP still in the second place after the HDP.

Swing vote in hand, Türkiye’s pro-Kurdish party holds cards close to its chest

According to polls, neither President Erdoğan nor the opposition candidate will achieve a clear victory without HDP votes
Those responsible for Anter’s killing have still not been identified, with the statute of limitations in the case concerning the murder expiring today.

As a general trend, hate crimes are much less reported and documented than other crimes, says the report by the Freedom of Belief Initiative.

Erdoğan ally resigns after crime boss’s corruption allegations

Korkmaz Karaca denies claims made by fugitive and says ‘troll lynching campaign’ is damaging his health

A senior member of the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling party has resigned after a string of corruption allegations levelled through social media by a fugitive crime boss.

Over 1.7 million students left education in a year in Türkiye

“Developing children don’t eat anything at school. They have breakfast at home in the morning, and remain hungry all day,” says the head of the Student Parents Association.

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