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Turkish judiciary proves itself daily as the most backward section of the Establishment and AKP is about to complete its "Ankara-ization". Now relatively accepted by the gatekeepers of the Establishment, the ruling party remains indifferent to web bans.

 

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Turkish Bans

By TT

You have blogger? Turkey has blocker! First, it was WordPress. Then YouTube. And now Blogger, world’s largest ‘free’ blog service, is blocked or banned in Turkey. Why? What difference does it make? What’s next? The Internet? Is this a ploy by traditional media outlets (i.e. sensationalist Turkish newspapers whose readership among porn enthusiasts is on the way down) to shut…


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Turkish Ban book for Dummies…

By Internation Musing

I didn’t know that more proxy sites(unblock sites) are available than the youtube one. Now I am using vtunnel.com. Very simple to use…so the ban have no effect at all, with the exeption that it takes more time and that some features disappeared. I can not create links for example.
That there are idiots in Turkey who ruin, sorry, run different segments of the society is clear for me. But some are really dumbs. Here a story I picked up from a fellow blogger on englishturkey.com:

No internet freedom in Turkey; blogger.com banned

By Internation Musing

While the right of freedom of expression is provided for by both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Turkey banned blogger.com. The rights, as stated in those two declarations includes, with limited exceptions, the freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas, regardless of frontiers. The international human rights framework provided by these instruments applies to communication on the Internet just as it applies to other forms of communication.

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  • What can i say? Can’t we just put all brainless people on an island? Nova Zembla (Novaya Zemlya). Elba, Saint Helena…. or just make them candidates for the vice presidency of the USA?
    Best,
    Bertus

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