Tuesday, August 28, 2007

WordPress BANNED in Turkey

I never thought such thing would happen in a Turkey at least because they always try to polish themselves to look attractive for European Union; I guess we all have to agree with Matt at least because they aren't as restrictive as China

The short version of story is that they blocked WordPress.com because one of bloggers insulted Mr. Adnan Oktar / Harun Yahya. maybe my friend Bakkouz can tell us more about Harun Yahya as he translated one of Haron Yahya's sites into Arabic and for the long story you can check WordPress.com Why we're blocked in Turkey.

[tags] WordPress.com, Banned, Turkey, Censorship, freedom, speech [/tags]


  1. You know, the main concern here isn't really the issue of censorship or freedom of speech, but the legal system itself that allowed such an order to take place.

    It would seem that the Turkish have made a habit of blocking websites since they've blocked youtube and flickr before, and now wordpress.

    This surely won't help Turkey's efforts to join the European Union :)

  2. I think it's because WordPress wears hijab!