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Requests by the numbers

We receive requests from the Telecommunications Communication Presidency of the Information and Communications Technologies Authority in Turkey to remove content for allegedly violating law no. 5816 on crimes against Atatürk.

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Explore requests from January to June 2015

Request: We received a court order to remove 1 Blogger post allegedly defaming the CEO of one of Turkey's largest media companies. The article links the plaintiff to a Twitter account leaking names of journalists that have been arrested for allegedly engineering a "coup d'état".

Outcome: We did not take any action.

Removal requests from January to June 2015

Examples of requests that we encounter

Total removal requests received: 433

Total items requested for removal: 1440

Compliance rates in January to June 2015


Google’s compliance rate for requests which include a court order: 26%

Note that frequently court orders included with requests do not compel Google to take any action. Rather, they often result from a dispute with a third party and are submitted by the requesting user as evidence to support their claim that we should remove the content.

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 28%

Reasons for removals in January to June 2015

Reason % Total Removal Requests
Defamation 57% 248
Privacy and Security 16% 71
Reason Unspecified 6% 26
Government Criticism 4% 19
Violence 4% 19
Obscenity/Nudity 4% 17
Religious Offense 2% 9
Other 2% 7
Drug Abuse 1% 6
National Security 1% 3
Copyright 0% 2
Trademark 0% 2
Adult Content 0% 2
Impersonation 0% 1
Bullying/Harassment 0% 1

Breakdown of all of the requests we received during the reporting period.