Director of Communications Altun: “Cyber Homeland is our sovereign right”

Director of Communications Altun: “Cyber Homeland is our sovereign right”

Presidency’s Director of Communications Fahrettin Altun said, “When it is about the EU, ‘removal of terrorist content’ is democratic, but when it comes to ‘Law No. 5561 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publication’’, it is oppressive, is that so? Cyber Homeland is our sovereign right.”

Director of Communications Altun commented on the entry into force of the EU law on the removal of terrorist content online within a maximum of one hour.

In his post on social media, Altun stated that according to the new legislation, terrorist content would be removed from all international digital platforms within a maximum of one hour at the request of any member country.

Stating that if the content is not removed, criminal sanctions will be imposed on the platforms in question, Altun said:

"When it is about the EU, ‘removal of terrorist content’ is democratic, but when it comes to ‘Law No. 5561 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publication’, it is oppressive, is that so? Cyber Homeland is our sovereign right. We will protect all the rights of our citizens against privacy violations and offences on digital platforms. It should be known that we will eliminate all kinds of support for terrorism, disinformation and perception management operations with the same determination."