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Erdoğan says social media has become a threat to national security

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said social media platforms over which there is no supervision have become a threat to countries' democracy and...

AKP considers mandating 10-year prison sentence for hate crime on social media

Social media users in Turkey could face up to 10 years behind bars for refusing to delete posts that include elements of a hate...

Turkey’s popular online debate network faces investigation for incitement

Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into a popular online debate network, accusing the platform of inciting hatred and enmity in society and inciting...

Social media giants slapped with second hefty fine under controversial law

Turkey has again imposed fines, this time in the amount of TL 30 million ($3.8 million) each, on social media giants such as Facebook,...

Prosecutors say report targeting journalists is free speech, no need for investigation

Turkish prosecutors have found no reason to investigate a controversial report compiled by a pro-government think tank examining foreign news networks and listing the personal details of...

Erdoğan promises to strengthen free speech with new judicial reform

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has been harshly criticized for his intolerance of free speech, has vowed to improve freedom of expression in Turkey with...

Presidential spokesperson says briefly detained actors made remarks critical of Erdoğan

In remarks that demonstrated the lack of respect for free speech and dissent in Turkey, İbrahim Kalın, the spokesperson for Turkish President Recep Tayyip...

Ministry says 261 people investigated over social media posts in a week

The Turkish Interior Ministry announced on Monday that a total of 376 social media accounts were monitored and legal action was taken against 261...

Turkey takes legal action against 313 social media users in one week

The Turkish Interior Ministry has announced that a total of 514 social media accounts have been investigated while legal action has been taken against...

Int’l organizations express deep concern over deterioration of free speech in Turkey

PEN International, ARTICLE 19 and 66 other international organizations have issued a statement in which they expressed deep concerns over the continuous deterioration of...

Int’l cartoonist organizations demand release of Turkish colleague

Leading cartoonist organizations from around the world called on Turkey, in a joint statement, to release Musa Kart, a well-known Turkish cartoonist who was...

Court halts publishing of satirical magazine Leman due to cover depicting failed coup attempt

An İstanbul court ordered on Wednesday to halt the publishing of Turkey's highly popular satirical weekly Leman due to the cover of the magazine's...

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