Turkish parliament passes law against “disinformation” | news

Turkish parliament passes law against “disinformation” |  news

Ankara/Istanbul (Reuters) – Despite massive criticism, the Turkish parliament passed a new law against “disinformation” on Thursday evening.

It is intended to regulate social media and journalists more strictly and provides for prison sentences of up to three years for violations. The ruling AKP introduced the draft to parliament in May. Critics fear the law could be misused against members of the opposition. They also see it as a threat to freedom of expression. New elections are planned in Turkey for the coming year. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to run again. However, the polls for his ruling party have plummeted due to high inflation and the currency crisis.

(Report by Nevzat Devranoglu and Ezgi Erkoyun; written by Birgit Mittwollen and Scot W. Stevenson; If you have any questions, please contact our editorial team at berlin.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com (for politics and economics) or frankfurt.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com (for companies and markets).)

Related posts
All Comments
Turkish parliament passes law against “disinformation” | news There are no comments yet! You can make the first comment.
Leave a Comment