Turkey approves new Internet law

ANKARA- Turkey’s parliament approved legislation with regards to new Internet regulations on Feb 5, 2014.


New Internet law is no different than Internet regulations in any other developed countries, said

Turkey’s Transportation, Maritime and Communication Minister Lutfu Elvan.

Elvan told “No developed country in the world allows the publication of illegal documents on the

Internet, every country would prevent it. This is what we are doing with this regulation which is also

open to the judiciary.”


Elvan said that the existing bill did not go far enough to protect individual rights. “We want to protect

individual rights and liberties. We want to protect and guarantee the right to privacy. In that regard, the

existing bill did not respond to the needs of the people,” he added.

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