MOSCOW, September 23 (RIA Novosti)
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Content regulation on the Internet for antiterrorism purposes has nothing to do with an attempt to "curb freedom of expression," a Russian Foreign Ministry official said on Friday.
"We do not agree with some of our partners that such regulation is an attempt to stifle the media or to muzzle it," department chief Ilya Rogachyov said.
Internet regulation is aimed at preventing the dissemination of terrorist ideology, he added.
Freedom of expression is not absolute, he continued, citing the global ban on child pornography.
Russia is campaigning for an international UN-sponsored document on cybercrime, the official said.
"There is a convention on transnational organized crime and a UN convention against corruption. We want another," he said.
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Erdogan will continue to help consolidate Islam’s influence in public life and use Islam as a political issue. It is hard to say what Turkey will do in the Muslim world, but Erdogan obviously does not need any more turmoil in neighboring countries.