Tag Archives: European Court of Human Rights

Libel Lawsuits: Another Approach to Turkish Censorship

This blog site has recently featured ways in which Turkish media barons have fired, suspended or fined reporters who had written anything deemed critical of either the AKP or Tayyip Erdogan.  The  Prime Minister, however, also relies on another way … Continue reading

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ECHR: Ban on Kurdish language in election rallies illegal

In another ruling against Turkish restrictions on expressions of Kurdish identity, the European Court of Human Rights has fined Turkey for its conviction of politicians who used Kurdish at political rallies.  Blanket bans on unofficial languages amount to a restriction … Continue reading

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