1) A person who publicly denigrates Turkishness, the Republic or the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, shall be punishable by imprisonment of between six months and three years.
2) A person who publicly denigrates the Government of the Republic of Turkey, the judicial institutions of the State, the military or security organizations shall be punishable by imprisonment of between six months and two years.
3) In cases where denigration of Turkishness is committed by a Turkish citizen in another country the punishment shall be increased by one third.
4) Expressions of thought intended to criticize shall not constitute a crime.
I have been called a terrorist twice for opposing this Orwellian law that takes away my freedom of speech completely. I fake patriotism in daily life, but it's killing me inside.
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I'm sorry. The woman I'm seeing has spoken about these restrictions at length. Since Turkey started bombing the Kurds in Syria and Iraq these last few days, they've cut off access to news sites such as Rudaw and ARANews which I, from the US, am still following. She can't get news from home anymore without a third party to relay it. Turkey is now bombing the people who've been defending Kobane from ISIS, after a suicide bomber in Turkey targeted protestors who had gathered in support of the people of that same city. It's criminal.1
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