Blogging in Turkey

For reasons only legal luninaries understand blogspot.com has been blocked in Turkey. when I try to access my own BLOG I get this message in red:

Bu siteye
erişim mahkeme kararıyla engellenmiştir.

The explanation goes that somebody has used his BLOG for something illegal. so what is more natural than closing down everybody who writes on blogspot and everybody who wants to access their site. It is like prohibiting paper if somebody uses it illegally, like prohibiting cars if somebody uses a car for drug smuggling, prohibiting radio and television if somebody says or does something that is unlawful – and things like that are often shown on Turkish television.

Anyway, what does a man do? He publishes his BLOGs on two different addresses. Not everybody knows how to access blocked pages by means of proxy addresses, mind you.

About Antiochene

Writer and translatorliving in Antioch on the Orontes (Antakya, Turkey) and Copenhagen.
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