Foundation of Turkish digital civil rights group

By EDRi · July 2, 2003

At the end of this year, Turkey will have its first digital civil rights
group. Foundational work started in April 2003. Initiator is Dr. Yaman
Akdeniz, the founder and director of Cyber-Rights and Cyber-Liberties (UK).

According to Akdeniz, the organisation aims to protect the interests of all
honest, law-abiding Turkish Internet users with the aim of promoting free
speech and privacy on the Internet in Turkey. The organisation will be
actively involved with the Internet policy-making processes of the Turkish
Government, the European Union, Council of Europe, OECD, and the United
Nations. Turkish cyber-rights will co-operate as much as possible with
other civil liberties and public interest organisations working in this
field outside Turkey.

For further information contact Dr. Yaman Akdeniz lawya at