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.