Turkey

ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: August 12, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: As Europe Responds to Norway Attacks, Calls for Internet Monitoring Emerge
Co-authored by Jane Abell. Throughout Europe, calls for increased Internet surveillance have emerged in response to the July 22, 2011 terrorist attacks in Norway. Police and security forces hope that by keeping a closer eye on online activities, they will be able...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: June 17th, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: 32 Suspected “Anonymous” Members Arrested in Turkey
The Turkish government has arrested 32 hackers for their suspected involvement in a series of recent attacks against government sites launched by the online activist group Anonymous. Earlier this month, Anonymous responded to government plans to implement an Internet filtering system by...
ONI Blog: Anonymous to Turkish Government over Censorship: “Expect Us”
The online activist group Anonymous has issued a threat to the Turkish government in response to a new filtering directive set forth by Information and Communication Technologies Authority, also known as BTK. The directive, which would go into effect on August 22,...
ONI Blog: Threats to the OpenNet: May 6, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: Turkish Telecommunications Directorate Bans 138 Words from Turkish Internet
The Turkish Telecommunications Directorate (T?B) has issued a statement to Turkish web hosts, asking them to ban web sites with domain names containing any of 138 offensive words. Turkish activists are challenging the ban, claiming it has "no legal grounds." ...
Country Profile: Turkey
Background Turkey was established as a secular state in 1923 by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. The ‘‘Father of the Nation’’ transformed the government from Islamic rule to a secular modern state, with laws based upon the Swiss civil code. The principle of secularity...
ONI Blog: Turkey: "Unbanning" of YouTube Short-Lived Indeed
Less than a week after the media declared YouTube accessible in Turkey, the country has again blocked the site, this time in response to a video purportedly showing former opposition leader Deniz Baykal in a hotel room with a woman who is...