The popular blogging platform, WordPress (which all of my blogs are based on) has been banned in Turkey. An estimated 1 million blogs have been shut down on a court order last week.

On August 17th, 2007, the Turkish Fatih Second Civil Court of First Instance blocked access to all wordpress.com blogs in response to a suit filed by Adnan Oktar??s lawyers on the grounds that blogs hosted on the platform published allegedly defamatory and ??unlawful?? statements about their client.

Blocking/censoring WordPress because of content on a blog is like outlawing Honda after someone is arrested for drink driving. Almost as ridiculous as when the Turkish government banned YouTube in response to a video they didn’t like.

More information and discussion here. How to hack around the block, here.