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Turkey blocks popular blogging platform WordPress.com

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Turkey, Freedom of Speech

The popular, and free, blogging platform WordPress.com [1] has been blocked in Turkey [2] and those who are trying to visit it are seeing this message: “Access to this site has been suspended in accordance with decision no: 2007/195 of T.C. Fatih 2.Civil Court of First Instance.

I didn’t realize Turkey had a great firewall like China. This is really unfortunate because we have a really passionate Turkish community that gets about 12 million pageviews a month,” the founding developer of WordPress, Matthew Mullenweg [2], said.