Turkey: Draft Internet bill would allow mass surveillance, site blocking without court order
Recent articles in Turkey
Osman Kavala (C) at the Armenian Genocide centennial commemoration near Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey, 24 April 2015, Photo: Rupen Janbazian, Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=78366735

“It is crucial for the Committee of Ministers, at its March session, to leave the Turkish government in no doubt that ECtHR judgments are binding on Turkey and that persistent failure to implement the ruling in Osman Kavala’s case constitutes a serious breach requiring exceptional measures” – HRW.

Turkish police officers detain demonstrators during a rally in support of Boğaziçi University students protesting the appointment of a new rector, in Istanbul, Turkey, 4 February 2021, BULENT KILIC/AFP via Getty Images

“Erdoğan’s appointment of an unelected rector to Boğaziçi University and the violent arrests of students who had peacefully protested the move encapsulates the government’s disregard for basic human rights” – HRW

On the eve of the start of the trial of Erol Önderoğlu and his two co-defendants, Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Ahmet Nesin, 17 press freedom and human rights NGOs call on the Turkish government to drop the charges against them and cease such oppression of journalists, academics and writers.