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Turkey Imposes Indefinite Ban On Google Services

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posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 09:47 AM
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Google New Target of Turkey


Turkey's web users again bear the brunt of heavy-handed censorship as the Telecommunications Commication Presidency indefinitely shuts off access to several Google services, including 'Google Docs.' The move follows the banning of the popular video-sharing website YouTube for alleged insults against Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk


Many of Google's services are rendered inoperable in Turkey apparently because of "insults". It will be interesting to watch the effects of this shutdown.




posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 10:20 AM
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talk about over reaction!

When will the world grow up and accept free speech .

Its a fact of life you will get ripped on. like south park say anything is fair game.

as a danish guy pointed out when i backpacked North America us Brits have a unique nack for laughing at ourself's .If only we could teach the world to.



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 10:21 AM
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Actually, its kind of embarrassing but I had no idea whatsoever of Turkey acting oppressive in such a manner.



[edit on 8-6-2010 by The_Zomar]



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 10:23 AM
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wow,
just imagine what "our" 'PTB' would do if they felt too "insulted".

this is effed.
so all citizens have to pay over some "grown up", kiddy, name calling BS?


google is $hady as hell anyway, but still.


[edit on 8-6-2010 by Ahmose]



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 10:32 AM
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Turkish Government want Google to pay it's taxes like any other company .

The bill is in excess of 30 M Turkish Lira .

Google should pay it's taxes and can then offer it's services , again .



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 10:33 AM
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Originally posted by Ahmose

so all citizens have to pay over some "grown up", kiddy, name calling BS?


Not only that, but how much commerce is tied up through the use of Google and their services? This could likely have some serious economic effects in the country (and out).



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 10:38 AM
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I'm afraid its just a prime example of the way in which Turkey is slowly leaning towards the Islamic world (ties with Syria and Iran) and thus is becoming more radical.



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:33 PM
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Originally posted by ashwhy
When will the world grow up and accept free speech .


Free speech, or the greatest invasion of privacy in the history of the world with zero accountability ?

Google was started with CIA $$




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