Censorship in Turkey

Internet Freedom Continues to Decline in Turkey: Report

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"More governments arrested users for nonviolent political, social, or religious speech than ever before. Officials suspended internet access in at least 20 countries, and 21 states blocked access to social media platforms," says the report entitled Freedom on the Net 2021.

AKP’s social media regulation won’t restrict freedom of expression: Minister

The ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) work on social media regulation will not allow "censorship" or harm freedom of expression and criticism, Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül said on Sept. 12 while speaking to Kontv

He was elaborating on the social media law proposal, which is expected to be presented to the parliament in the new legislative term.

Some Balkan States Waging ‘Crusade’ Against Media, Report Warns

Media freedom in Turkey, Bulgaria and Montenegro is the worst in the region, according to the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, published on Tuesday by Reporters Without Borders - but other Balkan countries have largely failed to improve.

"In southern Europe, a crusade by the authorities against the media is very active," the report warns.