Spotify Complies with Turkey’s Media Watchdog’s Orders

Spotify in Turkey(Image Credit-Gazeteduvar)

Spotify complies with Turkey’s media watchdog’s orders. In order to be able to keep serving in the Turkish market, Spotify applies for a license.  Online music streaming giant Spotify launched an application for an operating license in Turkey on Oct. 15, complying with the country’s media watchdog. “Four hours before the 72-hour period elapsed, Spotify … Read more

Gay Character in Love 101 Canceled by Turkish Authorities

Turkey's media watchdog Radio and Television Supreme Council did not allow Netflix Turkey to employ a queer character. (Image Credit-Daily Sabah)

Ruling AKP deputy chair Mahir Ünal has recently confessed that they imposed Netflix Turkey to cancel the gay character in Love 101. Turkish Netflix series ‘Love 101’ had initially planned to feature a gay character called “Osman.” Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy chair did not explicitly say why producers changed the scenario at the … Read more

Turkish Authorities Extends Censorship Against Netflix Turkey

By the end of 2018, Turkish authorities blocked more than 245,000 websites. (Image Credit-Reporters sans frontieres)

Censorship against Netflix Turkey has reached a scary point. Turkish authorities, Justice and Development Party (AKP), and Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK) have been attacking free media for a while. However, these attacks have reached a far more fraught and dangerous level. Turkey now puts new obstacles against Netflix Turkey through extend censorship … Read more