Turkey: Google Sites Banned?

Turkey and My Foreign Perspectives reports that yet another lawsuit has been filed in Turkey that might result in the banning of another web service: Google sites. She adds “Do these silly courts not understand how they impair their people from becoming more educated and doing better business by blocking the very resources needed to build a better society?”


  • As far as I could read everywhere (and there too even if they wrote “Google sites” and not “Google Sites”), this is the Google Sites hosting service which is banned, not Google itself

    • Hartwig

      That is not what I was told yesterdaypersonally by a credible person visiting from Istanbul. The access to the Google search engine is blocked for everyone in Turkey. And one cannot just circumvent it by entering the IP address …

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