Turkish government to control the Internet via legislative proposal

February 3rd, 2015   Theme: Internet Freedom

The Turkish government is seeking to gain full control over the Internet via a legislative proposal that allows the prime minister or a member of the Cabinet to ban websites for 24 hours without a court order. The proposal comes after a failed attempt of the Telecommunications Directorate (TIP) in October last year to ban access to websites when the Constitutional Court annulled the amendment of giving the state controlled TIP the power to block access to websites without a court order.

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