USCIRF Criticizes Turkey’s Blasphemy Law

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has criticized Turkey’s blasphemy law.

Recent cases

new report says the government recently sued music streaming service Spotify over playlists that supposedly insulted Islam. Turkish officials also threatened a popular singer after a song referred to Adam and Eve as “ignorant.”

In another incident, four students faced arrest for displaying LGBT flags near a religious site. Hearings about the case have continued since 2021.

In 2020, authorities arrested a journalist for criticizing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s pandemic response. A well-known Turkish scientist fell under investigation in 2022 for saying government officials believed in fairy tales.

You can read the full USCIRF report here.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller


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