Turkish Government

Pierluigi Paganini July 24, 2017
The UK continues to grant the export of surveillance equipment to countries like Turkey

According to the UK’s Department for International Trade, the country granted a license to export surveillance equipment to Turkey earlier this year. The UK continues to be one of the most active countries involved in the trade of surveillance technology. British firms continue to export surveillance systems ranging from internet mass surveillance equipment to-catchers. According to the […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 30, 2017
Turkey banned Wikipedia because its content web contents that represents a threat to national security

The monitoring group Turkey Blocks confirmed that Turkey banned Wikipedia because its content web content that represents a threat to national security. According to the telecommunications watchdog, Turkey has blocked the access to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia on Saturday, the Government has taken this decision citing a law that allows it to ban access to […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 26, 2016
The Turkish Government is investigating more than 10,000 people in terror probe

The Turkish Government is investigating 10000 people suspected of terror-related activity on the internet,accused of propaganda or apologizing for terrorism The Turkish authorities are investigating more than 10000 individuals over online terror activities. The suspects are accused of being responsible for the sharing of material and post against government officials. According to the Interior Ministry, […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 19, 2016
The Turkish Government has blocked the Tor access once again

The Turkish Government has applied restrictions on the Tor anonymity network, the discovery was made the Turkey Blocks internet censorship watchdog. “Our study indicates that service providers have successfully complied with a government order to ban VPN services.” reads a blog post published by the Turkey Blocks. Users in the country started reporting connectivity issues around the same time, a circumstance […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 19, 2016
Political Cyberattacks: Senior Turkish Government Officials Affected by Advanced Malware

Experts at ElevenPaths, a Telefonica’s cyber security unit, provided further details on political cyberattacks leveraging on advanced malicious codes. On 19 July at 11pm Ankara time, Wikileaks published the first emails that were grabbed from the Turkish AKP. The organization led by Julian Assange, being in line with its policy on publication of secret information, […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 06, 2015
The Turkish Government banned YouTube, Facebook and Twitter

The Turkish Government has blocked the access to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter in the country over Istanbul prosecutor siege images. Once again, I’m writing about online censorship, once again the protagonist is the Turkish Government that this time has blocked the access to popular social media sites, including Twitter and YouTube. The ban follows a court ruling […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 31, 2014
Turkish Government is hijacking the IP for popular DNS providers

The Turkish Government ordered to Turk Telekom to hijack the IP address for popular free and open DNS providers such as Google’s This is a sad moment for friends in Turkey, the Government  is under the illusion that censoring the media will be able to suppress the thought of those who disagree. A few […]