Tag Archives: Semih Idiz

In Turkey, new steps to control the internet

On February 5, the Turkish Parliament passed a law that further tightened the government’s control over the internet. The government already blocks some 40,000 internet sites, but the newly enacted legislation goes well beyond previous restrictions. 

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Turkey’s War on Its Intellectuals

Semih Idiz,  commenting recently in  AI Monitor noted that “the number of people charged, mostly under anti-terrorism legislation, for some ‘crime’ that has a political angle… almost matches the number of people in a similar situation under military rule in … Continue reading

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