The Struggle for Turkey’s Internet

Turkey is a battleground state for Internet regulation, according to a Freedom House report released in advance of the Internet Governance Forum.The report shows how a young population, improving technology and international connections could result in a free Internet the world might envy, or that government policies might provoke a model for muzzling a vibrant online sphere. see:Freedom House criticizes Ankara over Internet freedoms
Washington-based watchdog Freedom House has criticized the Turkish government over increasing restrictions on the Internet, describing Turkey as a “battleground state” in Internet freedom in its latest report.The report, titled “The struggle for Turkey’s Internet,” comes ahead of the hosting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul in September. It states that Turkey’s hosting of the IGF is timely because of the country’s critical role as a “swing state,” or more fittingly a “battleground state” on issues of Internet policy.

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