Erdogan attacks the Internet
The Turkish prime minister's attempt to establish NSA-like control over the Web is part and parcel of his crackdown on the media and on dissenters.
Protesters took to the streets in Istanbul last Saturday evening to voice their concerns over the new Internet law passed by the Turkish parliament just two days earlier. As is de rigeur in Turkey, the police dealt harshly with the protesters, firing teargas and water cannon, with skirmishes continuing well into the night. The government’s violent suppression of the protesters actually serves as an important...
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