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Formal Legal Notice Sent to the Legal Representatives of Twitter Inc

A Formal Legal Notice through a Notary Public has been sent by Law Professors Yaman Akdeniz & Kerem Altıparmak on 20 January 2015 for the termination of Twitter’s corporate practices that are in violation of human rights in Turkey.  A copy of the formal legal notice may be accessed through the below link: http://cyber-rights.org.tr/docs/Twitter_ihtar_ENG.pdf

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Interim Measure requested from the European Court of Human Rights with regards to the blocking of Twitter from Turkey

On Wednesday 26 March 2014, Dr. Yaman Akdeniz, Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, Istanbul Bilgi University and Dr. Kerem Altıparmak, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University, Turkey applied to the European Court of Human Rights with regards to the blocking of Twitter from Turkey. Akdeniz & Altiparmak requested the European Court of Human Rights to issue…


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AİHM’e Twitter’ın Erişim Engellenmesi ile ilgili Tedbir Talepli Başvuru

İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi Öğretim Üyesi Prof. Dr. Yaman Akdeniz ve Ankara Üniversitesi Siyasal Bilgiler Fakültesi Öğretim Üyesi Yrd. Doç. Dr. Kerem Altıparmak 26 Mart 2014 Çarşamba sabahı Telekomünikasyon İletişim Başkanlığı’nın hukuka açıkça aykırı olan twitter.com sitesine koyduğu erişim engelleme kararı ile ilgili tedbir talepli olarak Avrupa İnsan Hakları Mahkemesi’ne başvurdu. İngilizce olarak hazırlanmış olan AİHM başvuru dilekçesinin PDF sürümüne buradan…


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WSJ: Turkey Debates New Law to Control Web Users

The Wall Street Journal: Turkey Debates New Law to Control Web Users 13 January, 2014,  By Ayla Albayrak ISTANBUL—Buffeted by a corruption scandal that has snared dozens of his allies and rocked his administration, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking to bolster government control over the internet ahead of a crucial election cycle, provoking a backlash from opposition politicians and business…


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DW: Erdogan pushing Internet censorship forward

DW: Erdogan pushing Internet censorship forward  10 January, 2014 The Turkish government plans to further tighten its firm grip on the Internet by monitoring user activity and blocking sites for “privacy violations.” Activists are calling this a reaction to anti-government protests.   Turkey’s Family and Social Policy Ministry submitted a bill to parliament this week that would allow authorities to block…


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Financial Times: Turkey clamps down on internet as Erdogan tightens grip on power

Financial Times: Turkey clamps down on internet as Erdogan tightens grip on power January 12, 2014 4:27 pm, By Daniel Dombey in Istanbul Turkey is seeking to increase control over internet access at a time when the government is also tightening its grip on the country’s legal institutions in response to a corruption scandal. A legislative proposal put forward by the…


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CTS Westminster Debate with Yaman Akdeniz and Kerem Altiparmak

Timely event will take place in London next week on 05 June, 2013. Westminster Debate ‘FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN LIGHT OF TURKISH EU ASPIRATIONS’ Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT) Committee Room 15, House of Commons, Westminster London, United Kingdom The Centre for Turkey Studies (CTS) is pleased to invite you to a Westminster based…


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‘Ekşi-users’ raid sour web freedom – Hurriyet Daily News

‘Ekşi-users’ raid sour web freedom – Hurriyet Daily News: “‘Ekşi-users’ raid sour web freedom Sunday, June 26, 2011 IŞIL EĞRİKAVRUK ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News A discussion topic last week on the prophet Muhammad caused some tension among the writers of the Ekşi Sözlük; according to reports, somebody filed a complaint to the police accusing some writers of insulting the Prophet….


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Milliyet: “There is no Internet Censorship; however one-million websites are banned”

“There is no Internet Censorship; however one-million websites are banned” By Serhat Ayhan, Milliyet – 23. 05.11 http://www.milliyet.com.tr/internette-sansur-yok-ama-1-milyon-site-yasakli/serhat-ayan/teknoloji/yazardetay/23.05.2011/1393586/default.htm Original article in Turkish, translated below: In order to make the internet a safer place, the authorities have introduced a ‘catalogue of crimes’, the websites that this filtering shall apply to will be monitored by the TIB. In the scope of Law…


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Turkish Internet filtering plan ‘unconstitutional,’ experts say

Turkish Internet filtering plan ‘unconstitutional,’ experts say – Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review Wednesday, May 4, 2011 ERISA DAUTAJ ŞENERDEM ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News A plan to require Internet users in Turkey to choose one of four content-filtering packages is unconstitutional and violates the right to freedom of expression, legal experts and civil-society groups have said. ‘[Turkish authorities]…