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This is the response by Edip Yuksel, the person named in the lawsuit filed by Harun Yahya, of whose courtesy we are enjoying the WordPress black-out here in Turkey. He is responding to my comments regarding the matter in a couple of blogs. I thought the profound statements, accusations and insults coming from the “brother” who only wishes peace might help us get a better perspective on the whole shebang.
Dear brother Bekir:

The accusation of the Turkish lawyer, Mr. Kalkan, who represents a control-freak client who has blocked hundreds of websites before blocking wordpress, is not accurate.

I do not have a single blog on wordpress. Unfortunately, last year I came across a blog, which was using my name and posting a few articles of mine. However, if the owners of the wordpress check their database, they will know that none of those blogs have anything to do with me. (devamını oku…)

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A comment on the matter I made in another WP Blog:
Bekir L. Yildirim Weighs In « Here There and Everywhere

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This is another comment on the issue of Turkey Blocks WordPress. I really like it when, no matter which side the commenter weighs in on, their comments are to the point, well reasoned, and well presented.

See for yourself:

Knowing a bit from the first hand experience with the Turkish judicial system and the bureaucracy , I blamed primarily the system in this ostensibly minor event turning into a saga. It appears now that there is enough blame to go around including possibly the WP which I held blameless so far (see for ex. “WordPress banned in Turkey: a case of throwing the baby with the bath-water“).

Perusing through some of the comments on the matter it appears that some of the commenters have an ax to grind with Adnan Oktar (a.k.a. Harun Yahya) . They make his an issue of creationism versus evolutionism, which it should not be. The position Matt seems to be taking is that it is a free exchange of information in the internet , as parti of fundamental right of free speech.
(devamını oku…)

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Most of those who can read this may be wondering what this fuss over Turkish court decision to ban access to WP is all about. And for those who can’t reach, it might be a case of “if a tree fell in the forest and nobody heard it, did it really fall” conundrum. Let me explain: About 3-4 days ago when I tried to access my blog I was greeted with this announcement on the screen:

“Bu siteye erisim mahkeme karariyla engellenmistir.
T.C. Fatih 2.Asliye Hukuk Mahkemesi 2007/195 Nolu Karari geregi bu siteye erisim engellenmistir.
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 was taken aback but only a bit. I was well aware that I was in Turkey and had learned to never say never or “this can’t be”. Moreover, I was threatened with a legal suit in the past for a posting that apparently ruffled some feathers, and having heard of cases decided against the defendant without even bothering to inform him of the complaint or inviting him to the court, I surmised it was my turn this time.
(devamını oku…)

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