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Efe Kerem Sozeri


Efe Kerem Sözeri is a Turkish freelance researcher who lives in the Netherlands. After studying political science in Istanbul, he moved to Amsterdam to study migrants’ political behavior. Besides his academic work, he regularly writes on internet freedom and censorship in Turkey.

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Are iPhones and social media to blame for Turkey’s plunging economy?

They probably aren’t to blame.

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How a Turkish political party used Google AdWords to defy censorship

This is ingenious and subversive.

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Turkey’s new Uber alternative is a government surveillance tool

iTaksi is watching you.

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Turkey President Erdoğan interrupts all domestic phone calls with prerecorded message

Erdoğan even tied up the country’s emergency line.

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Turkish judge bans access to Supreme Court ruling

‘There is no legal barrier to a local judge banning access to the Supreme Court website.’

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Inside Turkey’s war on Wikipedia

Turkey has censored all of Wikipedia over cited articles that potentially paint the county’s government in a negative light.

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Turkish developer creates app for people forced to prove how they voted in referendum

President Erdogan is re-writing election rules, but Turkish people have Javascript.

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Turkish Man with Recep Tayyip Erdogan Phone Case

How bad Googling put a small U.S. town in the middle of a rift between Turkey and the Netherlands

It started as a simple mistake. Then it went way too far.

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Judicial Branch page returns to White House website 10 days after going dark

The Trump administration removed the page minutes after the inauguration.

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Censorship reveals direct, likely illegal link between ISPs and Turkey’s government

Censorship exposes a direct link between ISP servers and Turkey’s government.

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Turkey detains journalists for reporting on energy minister’s leaked emails

There are now 153 jailed journalists in Turkey.

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Turkey ramps up war on free speech with latest arrest of a journalist

Husnu Mahalli criticized President Erdogan’s Syria policy. Then police put him in jail.

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Do Turkey’s police use social media monitoring to crack down on dissent?

Facebook and Twitter won’t comment. So, what’s really happening?

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How the alt-right’s PizzaGate conspiracy hid real scandal in Turkey

America’s Islamophobia and Turkey’s anti-Americanism has much to share in a post-truth world.

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Activists fight back against Turkish government’s block on Tor and VPNs

Major social media platforms have also been blocked.

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