Turkey: The Struggle for the Internet

Washington

Turkey is a battleground state for Internet regulation, according to a Freedom House report released today, in advance of the Internet Governance Forum.

The report, The Struggle for Turkey’s Internet, 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.

Turkey is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2014, Not Free in Freedom of the Press 2014, and Partly Free in Freedom on the Net 2013.

To learn more about Turkey, visit:
Blog: Erdogan's Permanent Revolution
Testimony: The Future of Turkish Democracy
Freedom in the World 2014: Turkey
Freedom of the Press 2013: Turkey
Freedom on the Net 2013: Turkey
Special Report: Democracy in Crisis: Corruption, Media, and Power in Turkey

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