Exploit The Removal Request to Silence And Independent Voice

The Turkish Government exploits the removal request to silence as well as the independent voices. On 4th Aug, the Ankara Criminal Court were issued an order to with-fold four Twitter accounts in Turkey.

But the order get affects the accounts of Oya Ersoy who is the member of the left-wing People Democratic Party. Ersoy whose account has been certified, is a lawyer and politician. It was 2018 when she was elected as a parliament member representing the opposition of People Democratic Party.

The Takisim Gezi Parki whose account was setup at the onset of Gezi Park protests but in a while Gezi Savunmasi tracks court proceedings of protesters and activist were arrested during the Gezi Park protests.

So at the time of publication, Twitter was yet to comply along with the decision and the four accounts were still accessible in Turkey. On the basis of court decision which was the protection of National security and also public order as per the Law No. 5651 (Regulations of Publication On The Internet).

These accounts were among the hundreds but not the thousands of Twitter accounts targeted by the Turkish government by using the platform called "Country Withheld Content" also termed as CWC.

Finally the Turkish government adopting the same tactic on other platforms say for Facebook, Youtube also in WordPress and in Wikipedia. As per the report, all the version of Wikipedia has been blocked by Turkish Government around 2017 for refusing to take down those entries containing accusations against the Turkish government for supporting terrorist groups in Syria

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