IFLA WLIC 2019: 20 Years of the IFLA Intellectual Freedom Statement: Constancy and Change

This year I was invited to speak at IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress, as a part of a session focusing on intellectual freedom and freedom of information. As a part of the session, I talked about the current situation in Turkey and how it effects the librarians and freedom of information in general. Although … Read more

Reporting From The Churn: Day 1, 2017

Before yesterday night, I was planning to write a new blog post [probably on Monday] about what I’m planning to do in 2017, and keep it cynical but as optimist as possible. But then, at the first hours of 2017, this happened. It was shocking and devastating, some idiot motivated by delusional bullshit killed at … Read more

A Personal Take on Turkey Elections: Hopeful But Really Tired

“I can rest, finally!” To be honest, this was my first thought when my brain started working at June 8th. I was feeling tired, worn out. And still feel the same. My guess is the elections affected a lot of people living in here similarly. Yes, I’m also an digital activist, including lots of other … Read more

National Security is Not An Excuse For Censorship and Surveillance

  On my latest Global Voices article, I wrote about the latest censorship bill proposal and soon to be voted Security Bill in Turkey. I talked about what those bill could do and why and how Turkish government uses “national security” as an excuse for these. The security bill proposed by AKP leaders looks scarier … Read more

My First Article at Global Voices

Good news, everyone! I’ve joined the Global Voices. I’ll be one of the contributors from Turkey. I’m planning to focus on my main interests such as censorship, surveillance, freedom of speech and digital activism in Turkey. Not sure how frequently I’ll write but I’ll do my best to cover every story happens in here that’s … Read more