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    Madness: Wordpress banned in Turkey

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    Don't they realize that it's technically impossible to ban a nation from reaching a website?

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    Why r they banning Wordpress....i mean just wordpress. How will that do anything. What about Joomla, XMB, cutenews, phpbb and the millions of other cms's out there!
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    You didn't read the articles...

    They didn't ban the WordPress software, they banned the wordpress.com domain; the free hosted blog service.

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    Oh.... But still, like you said, banning domains is useless.
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    I guess the owners of wordpress will not be taken a vacation to turkey anytime soon. I would like to see how well it works.

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    Turkish millionaire, accused criminal and cult leader, anti-semite and anti-evolutionist Adnan Oktar didn't like what was said about him on a few WordPress blogs. (This appears to be the only English-language blog).

    So Oktar, who also goes by the name Harun Yahya, went to court. And the court decided that the best way to deal with the problem was to block all access to Wordpress.com in Turkey.
    I think this should be posted here just to know the others what's the reason why wordpress was banned in Turkey.

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    As long as countries continue to ban arbitray websites proxy will always be in business atleast.

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    i am Turkish, the reason is some people (their blogs are about bad things ) use wordpress like terrorists and Turkey sens mail to close that but wordpress not close so the site is banned

    this is the all Turkish reason, my enlish not good so i cant tell you the reason very good
    ( http://www.r10.net/genel-guncel-konu...ste-cevabi.htm )

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    i am Turkish, the reason is some people (their blogs are about bad things ) use wordpress like terrorists and Turkey sens mail to close that but wordpress not close so the site is banned

    this is the all Turkish reason, my enlish not good so i cant tell you the reason very good
    ( http://www.r10.net/genel-guncel-konu...ste-cevabi.htm )
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    Quote Originally Posted by cenkoyun View Post
    i am Turkish, the reason is some people (their blogs are about bad things ) use wordpress like terrorists and Turkey sens mail to close that but wordpress not close so the site is banned

    this is the all Turkish reason, my english not good so i cant tell you the reason very good
    ( http://www.r10.net/genel-guncel-konu...ste-cevabi.htm )
    That is called free speech. I think what this means is that authorities have to get up-to-date on the blogosphere. So far only a few countries do this, but as long as the blogosphere exists, there will always be some legal clashes.
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    That is called free speech.
    some countries don't have free speech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidcroda View Post
    some countries don't have free speech.
    It's sad, but true.

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    If you're a blogger who wants to reach a Turkish audience, the only viable option here is to download the WordPress software and get some hosting elsewhere.

    I actually read somewhere that you can bypass the ban by using a different DNS server like OpenDNS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidcroda View Post
    some countries don't have free speech.
    Most don't, even places like Canada and most European countries (look up hate speech laws)

    Quote Originally Posted by onlycodered
    If you're a blogger who wants to reach a Turkish audience, the only viable option here is to download the WordPress software and get some hosting elsewhere.
    Yeah, there are no other blog services out there that will host you

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    A proxy is always handy when it comes to reach them

    Anyway .. I don't think banning wordpress will stop the terrorists .. the real ones plant bombs, don't chat abot this online, my 2 cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by dojo View Post
    Anyway .. I don't think banning wordpress will stop the terrorists .. the real ones plant bombs, don't chat abot this online, my 2 cents
    Apparently, the guy who requested the ban was a
    Turkish millionaire, accused criminal and cult leader, anti-semite and anti-evolutionist
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    Turkish millionaire, accused criminal and cult leader, anti-semite and anti-evolutionist
    Yeah, this person was the one who request to ban wordpress in Turkey. Maybe to protect himself.


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