My piece at Deutsche Welle: “Turkey′s dream of a national search engine” 

On the difference between rhetoric and practice with regard to Turkey’s national search engine project.

Turkey’s communications minister Ahmet Arslan recently announced in an interview with a local TV station that Turkey was “building a domestic search engine and email service compatible with national culture and values”. But he did not expand on what “national culture and values” he actually meant. However, he did provide information on certain technicalities: He said that user data would have to be stored within Turkey’s borders so that communications can be “fully analyzed.” He also explained that the new search engine would be “integrated with the world” but would use the Turkish alphabet – as if this was not already the case with Google……….

Source: Turkey′s dream of a national search engine | World | DW.COM | 26.01.2017

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