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Alarm over 'Big Brother' Turkish Internet curbs

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Turkey drew fire Thursday over new Internet curbs portrayed as protecting privacy and the young but which critics say will stifle free speech and accelerate a slide towards authoritarianism. 

Turkish Members of Parliament debate new Internet legislation in Ankara on February 5, 2014

The measures passed by parliament late Wednesday are the latest step by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to sound alarm bells as he seeks to bring the judiciary and police to heel and contain a deeply embarrassing corruption probe.

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