Bending the Internet: Turkey Tests the Limits of Online Control
Jun 21, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
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- Since the Gezi Park protests in 2013 and the attempted military coup in 2016, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party have stepped up their efforts to monitor and control internet use.
- Erdogan's administration has launched bots, harassed members of the opposition online, passed tighter laws and developed domestic apps to better police the internet.
- Despite these efforts, the Turkish president will probably never reach the same level of control over cyberspace that his counterparts in Iran and China have attained.