January 26, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
A Turkish court on Sunday ordered a ban on Facebook pages that contain materials insulting the Prophet Muhammed. The Golbasi Duty Magistrate Court ruled that Facebook would be blocked in Turkey if the order is not implemented. The Anadolu Agency, Turkey's official press agency, reported that the ...[read more]
January 6, 2015
by Andrew Morgan
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan... ...[read more]
January 6, 2015
by Andrew Morgan
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan... ...[read more]
January 6, 2015
by Andrew Morgan
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan... ...[read more]
July 28, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 28, 2006, a Turkish court dismissed a lawsuit seeking compensation from novelist Orhan Pamuk, who was sued by six nationalists after he made allegedly unfavorable remarks to a Swiss magazine about Turkey's stance on the mass killing of Armenians during World War II. The lawsuit demanded ...[read more]
April 15, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Istanbul 19th criminal court convicted well-known Turkish pianist Fazil Say on Monday for insulting Islam and inciting hatred. Say was given a suspended 10-month sentence. The controversial case focused on several comments Say made through Twitter. Say's lawyers contend that Say did not ...[read more]
July 28, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On July 28, 2006, a Turkish court dismissed a lawsuit seeking compensation from novelist Orhan Pamuk, who was sued by six nationalists after he made allegedly unfavorable remarks to a Swiss magazine about Turkey's stance on the mass killing of Armenians during World War II. The lawsuit demanded ...[read more]
June 4, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On June 4, 2010, Turkey's Telecommunications Communication Presidency (TIB) indefinitely restricted several Google services, including Google Docs and Google Translate, due to "legal reasons." The decision came two years after Turkey's government implemented a ban on the popular video-sharing ...[read more]
September 14, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On September 14, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Turkey had failed to protect the life of well-known Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, failed to adequately investigate his murder and infringed on his right of freedom of expression. Dink, former editor of the ...[read more]
May 8, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Turkish President Abdullah Gul Wednesday signed an amendment into law restricting the controversial Article 301 of the country's penal code, which makes insulting the Turkish identity a crime. The amendment recharacterizes the crime of insulting the Turkish identity as i... ...[read more]

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