Turkey’s Twitter crackdown ratchets up, as state says, “Click now to report a user to the police!” – Dağhan Irak,

30 07 2017

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On July 4, Eren Aksoyoğlu, a member of the Turkish Joint June Movement opposition bloc, was taken into custody for a tweet criticising the government’s handling of a racially-motivated brawl in Ankara. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Twitter banned in Turkey, users fight back, government extends block

23 03 2014

ErdoganOn Thursday 20 March 2014, the Turkish telecommunications regulator blocked access to Twitter.  Users were redirected to a statement by theregulator, referring to court ordera to apply “protection measures” on the website (see the end of this post). Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Court of Human Rights, Yildrim v Turkey – Closing down of “Google Sites” breached Article 10

11 01 2013

Google-banned-373x360In the case of Yildrim v Turkey (Case No 3111/10) the Court of Human Rights decided that a Court order blocking access to “Google Sites” in Turkey was a violation of Article 10.  The measure was not “prescribed by law” because it was not reasonably foreseeable or in accordance with the rule of law.  The judgment is available only in French. Read the rest of this entry »