Paying the Price: Freedom of Expression in Turkey

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Human Rights Watch, 1989 - Political Science - 175 pages
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Page 13 - Anyone who writes or prints any news or articles which threaten the internal or external security of the State or the indivisible integrity of the State with its territory and nation, which tend to incite offence, riot or insurrection, or which refer to classified State secrets and anyone who prints or transmits such news or articles to others for the above purposes, shall be held responsible under the law relevant to these offences. Distribution may be suspended as a preventive measure by a decision...
Page 60 - Fundamental rights and freedoms may be restricted by law, in conformity with the letter and spirit of the Constitution, with the aim of safeguarding the indivisible integrity of the State with its territory and nation, national sovereignty, the Republic, national security, public order, general peace, the public interest, public morals and public health, and also for specific reasons set forth in the relevant Articles of the Constitution. In...
Page 105 - ... right must not violate the "indivisible integrity of the state." Furthermore, associations are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of language, race, or religion, or from trying to promote one social class or group over others. Civic associations also are forbidden to pursue political aims, engage in political activities, receive support from or give support to political parties, or take joint action with labor unions or professional organizations. In addition, legislation enacted in...
Page 13 - Courts of the Security of the State shall be established to deal with offenses against the indivisible integrity of the State with its territory and nation, the free democratic order, or against the public whose characteristics are defined in the constitution, and offenses directly involving the internal and external security of the State.
Page 105 - Exercise of fundamental rights and liberties may be restricted by law in conformity with the letter and spirit of the Constitution, with the aim of safeguarding...
Page 13 - Art. 30. A printing press or its annexes duly established as a publishing house under law shall not be seized, confiscated, or barred from operation on the grounds of being an instrument of crime, except in cases where it is convicted of offences against the indivisible integrity of the State with its territory and nation, against the fundamental principles of the Republic or against the national security.
Page 13 - The Press is free, and shall not be censored. The establishment of a printing house shall not be subject to prior permission and to the deposit of a financial guarantee. Publication shall not be made in any language prohibited by law. The State shall take the necessary measures to ensure the freedom of the Press and freedom of information.
Page 12 - Everyone has the right to express and disseminate his thought and opinion by speech, in writing or in pictures, or through other media, individually or collectively. This right includes the freedom to receive and impart Information and ideas without interference from official authorities. This provision shall not preclude subjecting transmission by radio, TV, cinema and similar means to a System of licensing.
Page 59 - Individuals and political parties have the right to use mass media and means of communication other than the Press owned by public corporations.

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