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