Türkiye: Censorship law passed by parliament

The 40-item bill, known as the Censorship Law in the public, passed the Parliament with AKP-MHP votes. 

The law imposes severe restrictions on everyone's right to be informed, not just journalists. 

The 40-item bill, whose full name is “The Law on the Amendment of the Law on the Regulation of Broadcasts Made on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed Through These Broadcasts,” was passed by the AKP-MHP votes in the General Assembly of the Parliament.

Along with the law that imposes severe restrictions on everyone's right to receive and be informed, not just journalists, a new crime is added to the Turkish Penal Code with the title of "publicly disseminating misleading information" with the claim of "fighting disinformation". It foresees a prison sentence of between 1 and 3 years for news and posts that will be considered as disinformation.

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