WordPress blocked in Turkey – creationist responsible

Turkish creationist nutcase Adnan Oktar (aka Harun Yahya) has succeeded in getting all WordPress.com blogs blocked in Turkey.

Most recently famous for flooding schools and universities with a glossy, 800-page anti-evolution book, Oktar was annoyed by several bloggers at WordPress.com who weren’t taking him as seriously as he takes himself. His lawyers applied to the Turkish courts about the “slanders” and:

By the decision of Fatih 2nd Civil Court of First Instance, number 2007/195, access to WordPress.com has been blocked in Turkey.

More info here (If you’re not in Turkey, that is).

Here is a list of blogs that prompted Oktar to censor the whole of WordPress:

http://adnanoktar.wordpress.com
http://adnanoktarveislam.wordpress.com/
http://fitikado.wordpress.com
http://oktarbabuna.wordpress.com
http://adnancilar.wordpress.com/
http://adnanoktarveislam.wordpress.com/
http://whoisharunyahya.wordpress.com/
http://adnanoktargercekleri.wordpress.com/
http://quiestharunyahya.wordpress.com/
http://harunyahyaarabic.wordpress.com/
http://safsataciharunyahya.wordpress.com/
http://savsatalaracevap.wordpress.com/

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2 Responses to “WordPress blocked in Turkey – creationist responsible”

  1. marc says:

    There goes the right to free speech in Turkey (at least, some of it). What next I wonder? I’m just glad I don’t go on holiday there like so many of my friends.

  2. Ed Darrell says:

    Thanks for your coverage of the issue, which supports finding a free speech type of resolution. You may in fact be in a better place than I am to cover it — please keep us updated.