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Turkish lawyer arrested for insulting Erdoğan

Turkish lawyer arrested for insulting Erdoğan

A Turkish lawyer has been arrested for 'insulting' President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during a job interview to become a judge

Comment(s) 4/22/2015

Dutch journalist acquitted of ’terror’ propaganda

Dutch journalist acquitted of ’terror’ propaganda

A Dutch journalist tried on a charge of disseminating "terrorist propaganda" was acquitted by a Turkish court on April 13

Comment(s) 4/13/2015

Turkey’s top court upholds jail sentence for ‘unnatural’ porn

Turkey’s top court upholds jail sentence for ‘unnatural’ porn

The Constitutional Court has upheld prison sentence for those who store 'oral, anal, group, gay or lesbian' porn because they are 'unnatural'

Comment(s) 4/20/2015

Turkey's fresh ban pushes social media giants to remove content

Turkey's fresh ban pushes social media giants to remove content

Turkish authorities have blocked access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube over their initial refusal to remove photos of a prosecutor who was taken hostage by militants in Istanbul. In eight hours, all three social media giants complied with the court ruling and Ankara revoked the ban.

Comment(s) 4/6/2015

Turkish scholars launch petition against possible Minecraft ban

Turkish scholars launch petition against possible Minecraft ban

Turkey's leading academics on game studies have launched a petition against the Family and Social Policies Ministry's controversial initiative to ban Minecraft, a popular videogame.

Comment(s) 4/18/2015

Google search engine threatened with Turkish ban

Google search engine threatened with Turkish ban

A Turkish official said that Google had removed the images of the slain prosecutor which the court deemed illegal

Comment(s) 4/7/2015

Turkey blocks popular URL shortener due to 'technical error'

Turkey blocks popular URL shortener due to 'technical error'

Turkey's digital freedoms record has taken another blow with a ban on the popular link shortening service, bit.ly. An official told daily Hürriyet that the brief ban was due to a 'technical error,' but more than 77,000 websites remain blocked in Turkey.

Comment(s) 4/18/2015

Journalist receives jail sentence for 'liking Erdoğan insult'

Journalist receives jail sentence for 'liking Erdoğan insult'

A local journalist in Turkey 'liked' a remark criticising President Erdoğan on Facebook. He said he deleted it in 30 minutes, but the court convicted him with a suspended jail sentence

Comment(s) 4/4/2015

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