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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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IGF Boycott Statement

IGF Boycott Statement 18 August, 2014 You can download a formatted and footnoted PDF version from here The objective of each annual IGF programme is to maximize the opportunity for open and inclusive dialogue and the exchange of idea; to build capacities amongst all stakeholders and benefit from the multi-stakeholder perspective of the IGF. The 2003 WSIS Geneva Declaration on…


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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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Internet blocking practices a concern, access is a human right, says OSCE media freedom representative at launch of OSCE-wide study

Internet blocking practices a concern, access is a human right, says OSCE media freedom representative at launch of OSCE-wide study – Representative on Freedom of the Media 08.07.2011 VIENNA, 8 July 2011 – The Internet should remain free and access should be considered a human right, said the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović at the presentation…


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OSCE media freedom official to present report on Internet content regulation – Representative on Freedom of the Media

OSCE media freedom official to present report on Internet content regulation – Representative on Freedom of the Media VIENNA, 6 July 2011 – Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, will hold a news conference on Friday, 8 July, to present a new study on government efforts to regulate the Internet in the OSCE area. The study,…


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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]…


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Turkey: Are Ankara Web Regulators Running Amok? | EurasiaNet.org

Turkey: Are Ankara Web Regulators Running Amok? | EurasiaNet.org May 3, 2011 – 1:03pm, by Dorian Jones When Apple’s iPad went on sale recently in Turkey it sold out in less than an hour. The voracious appetite of Turks for web gadgetry seems matched only by the Turkish government’s desire to control access to the Internet. Turkey already has the…