New Turkey further tightens Internet control

Turkey’s 62nd government led by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu officially took office after it received the vote of confidence from Parliament on Sept. 6. This marked the end of a month-long effort to shape the new political structure following Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s election as Turkey’s new president. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) concluded what could have been a difficult process for any political party without any major problems, launching a new era as “the making of new Turkey.”As stated in the government program, the new Turkey will observe “advanced democratic norms” with continuous reforms in line with the AKP’s vision of making it one of the top 10 leading countries in the world by 2023. The program outlines in detail the motivation necessary to accomplish this objective and the economic, social, and political steps that need to be taken. see:Turkey tightens Internet controls, weeks into new government
Turkey’s parliament passed a law tightening Internet controls and expanding the powers of its telecoms authority late on Monday, weeks after a new government took office pledging the beginning of a “new Turkey”.The move comes on top of legislation passed in February that made it easier for the authorities to block access to web pages without a prior court order, prompting public anger and raising concern about free speech.

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