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Turkey approves new law to restrict internet

Turkey approves new law to restrict internet
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Despite opposition from press freedom and human rights groups, Turkey’s parliament has approved legislation that will tighten government controls over the Internet.

The country’s telecommunications authority will be allowed to block websites for a privacy violation without a prior court decision.

The legislation will also force Internet providers to keep records on Web users’ activities for two years and make them available to authorities when requested.

The government claims the law will protect privacy and not amount to censorship.