Turkey Internet censorship is cutting off many of the country's bloggers from their loyal readers. Indeed, these are dark times for Turkish web users. Consider this: a leading blog site was suddenly blocked by the government primarily because it contains some information that has been considered by authorities to be illegal and inappropriate. The censorship of Net usage in the country comes at a time when international agencies are already criticizing the government for some violations against the freedom of speech in this European country. 

 

The precursor of the Turkey Internet censorship was actually a law passed by the parliament that gives the state power to ban websites containing pornographic pictures and content. However, this law is actually being used by authorities to prohibit people from accessing an ever increasing number of inappropriate sites. In order to give more teeth to the law, a government office called Telecommunications Directorate, whose main role is to patrol cyberspace, has been created. The law also states that this agency has all the power to prohibit a site from being accessible to people in Turkey even in the absence of a court order. This newly formed agency is actually responsible for barring access to 850 websites, including a very popular video-sharing website which was banned after clips made by amateurs to ridicule Mustafa Kemal Ataturk were posted on the site. We can help you access blocked websites by bypassing the isp proxy servers that filter and block content.

 

The main problem with Turkey Internet censorship is in the implementation. Due to lack of clear-cut directives on what content is not permissible, it seems that government authorities simply use the Turkish Press Law as a guide to online information filtering. Many people who staunchly oppose Internet censorship believe that authorities are simply banning sites without much consideration. For example, websites of newspapers (both local and international) were banned from being viewed by the public online simply because of some unpleasant content. However, the educational and informative parts of such websites are not being considered or removed from the list of forbidden sites. Moreover, international organizations that promote Internet freedom believe that the country's censorship laws and practices are actually geared towards silencing political speech.

 

There are actually a number of ways in which a person can work around the devices and software being used for the implementation of Turkey Internet censorship. One of the most advanced and effective ways is to create a virtual private network that will make your online activities private and secure.

 

Here are some internet service providers in Turkey: Alfa-net, Atlas on-line, B-Net, CC Comunication Center, Sim-Net Ana-Sayfa, TTNET (Turkey’s largest ISP). Click here for a VPN connection to unblock all blocked sites....