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Binalı Yıldırım may be right in wanting Google to be a taxpayer like in many other countries. But is this the way to demand? Latest censorship wave had some substantive impact on newly emerging digital economies in Turkey (digital agencies’ statement here) and the minister relies on the most primitive rhetoric to justify his unjustifiable desire to break the netizenship of Turkey. Good for you Mr. Yıldırım…

Friendfeed discussions on minister’s rhetoric here, and here. Google officials seem to have decided Turkish netizens as they are meeting with the Minister soon.

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Making fun of the ban. Here is the “National Search Engine”: Millimotor

Turkey’s President Tweets Against Internet Ban

from Yahoo news
Turkey’s President Uses Twitter To Speak Out Against Country’s Ban On YouTube, Google Services

Turkey sets the price to lift the ban on YouTube and Google services

from Wikinews
Turkey?s Finance Ministry has given Google a tax demand of $18.6 million, and Transport and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım called on Google to register as a taxpayer in the country to “help accelerate” the lifting of a ban on YouTube and Google services.

Turkey Bans Google Access for “Legal” Reasons, but Why?

from Yahoo news
Turkey has long blocked Google ‘s YouTube service, but now it’s announced an indefinite ban on Google search and other services, citing “legal reasons.” Is it a sign that Turkish-U.S. relations have got sourer, or a mistake? The statement from Turkey’s Telecommunications Presidency is at once clear and mystifying. It notes that many of Google’s IP addresses have been banned outright, while …

The Information Blockade

from Istanbul Calling by Yigal Schleifer

I am taking a break from flotilla-related writing to report about the latest developments in the ongoing case of Turkey v. Google. As recounted here previously, a ban on Google’s YouTube ha been in place in Turkey since 2008 after a court ruled that certain videos that were up on the site violated the law against insulting Ataturk. The ban was made possible by new Turkish legislation that critics have called too broad and too arbitrary. You can read about it here.

Media Freedom Activists Bring Lawsuit against Google Ban

from Bianet :: English

Akdeniz from Bilgi University and Altıparmak from Ankara University will appeal to the ban of certain Google services imposed by the Telecommunication Communication Presidency. bianet.org publication coordinator Kürkçü criticized the restrictions which directly harm the work of bianet. The Turkish Journalists Association and Reporters without Borders condemned the ban.

Bianet: Media Freedom Activists Bring Lawsuit against Google Ban

from CyberLaw Blog

Bianet: Media Freedom Activists Bring Lawsuit against Google Ban

Akdeniz from Bilgi University and Altıparmak from Ankara University will appeal to the ban of certain Google services imposed by the Telecommunication Communication Presidency. bianet.org publication coordinator Kürkçü criticized the restrictions which directly harm the work of bianet. The Turkish Journalists Association and Reporters without Borders condemned the ban.

Reporters Sans Frontières ? Blockage of YouTube spreads to Google services

from CyberLaw Blog by admin

Reporters Sans Frontières ? Blockage of YouTube spreads to Google services

Published on 7 June 2010

Reporters Without Borders condemns the growing repercussions of Turkey?s censorship of YouTube, the video-sharing service owned by Google. Turkish Internet users have been having problems accessing Google services such as Google Analytics, Google AdWords and Google Docs since 4 June, when the High Council for Telecommunications (TIB) reported that it had asked Internet Service Providers to block additional YouTube-linked IP addresses.

Turkish minister urges Google to register as taxpayer

from Hurriyet Dailynews

Turkey?s communications minister called on Google Inc. to register as a taxpayer in the country, a step he said would help accelerate the lifting of a ban on the company?s Youtube video-sharing website.

Objections to Google Ban in Turkey

from Bianet :: English
Akdeniz from Bilgi University and Altıparmak from Ankara University will appeal to the ban of certain Google services imposed by the Telecommunication Communication Presidency. bianet.org publication coordinator Kürkçü criticized the restrictions which directly harm the work of bianet. The Turkish Journalists Association and Reporters without Borders condemned the ban.

Turkey Bans Some Google Services

from Google Blogoscoped by Philipp Lenssen

IBTimes reports some doubleplusungood news for Turkish Google users:

Turkey has imposed an indefinite ban on Internet search engine Google and many of its services citing ?legal? reasons.

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