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(PCWorld)   European Commission says that Turkey's move to block YouTube is "desperate and depressing." Sort of like living in Turkey   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, European Commission, YouTube, Turkey, blog software, website monitoring, Prime Minister of Turkey  
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362 clicks; posted to Geek » on 29 Mar 2014 at 11:45 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-03-29 11:47:20 AM  
If they were smart like the US, the would just have the NSA divert the web surfers to fake sites.
2014-03-29 11:50:41 AM  
Just think off all those cat videos that will go un-watched.
2014-03-29 12:03:23 PM  
I can't remember, is Turkey still trying to join the EU?
2014-03-29 12:24:34 PM  
It seems smart to me. Afterall, a youtube video caused the Benghazi attack and other terrorist attacks. Instead, Turkey is saying 'People died? What difference does it make?'.
2014-03-29 12:32:29 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: If they were smart like the US, the would just have the NSA divert the web surfers to fake sites.

they would just allow monopolies on internet service to deliver such crappy bandwidth that you can't watch Youtube at all.
2014-03-29 01:00:18 PM  

Epicanis: I can't remember, is Turkey still trying to join the EU?

I think they partly gave up on that when they started trying to make the Turkish lira a real currency. It even has its own symbol in the Unicode now.
2014-03-29 02:48:54 PM  
Egomaniacal Erdogan enacts egregious electronic estop.
2014-03-29 03:07:59 PM  
No Youtube?  How will they be able to see this now:

oi58.tinypic.comView Full Size

/ When is the despecialized  version of this coming out?
2014-03-29 06:22:01 PM  
Subby's never been to Istanbul I'm guessing.
2014-03-29 07:45:51 PM  
I don't know, this base I was stationed at for a year was such a hell hole that the turkish garrison only had to be there for 6 months.

.- ... .- all the way
2014-03-29 11:51:09 PM  
The word I would use to describe Turkey is not 'depressing'.  It's 'obnoxious'.
2014-03-30 12:45:12 AM  

Epicanis: I can't remember, is Turkey still trying to join the EU?

The EU has practically zero chance of admitting it. It was unlikely a few years ago, but today with the instability of Turkey and its border friend Syria there's no chance it will happen.
2014-03-30 01:12:16 AM  

dumbobruni: Subby's never been to Istanbul I'm guessing.

Guessed the same thing
2014-03-30 03:05:14 AM  
Here's the full English transcript of the video that was so controversial that Erdogan blocked Youtube. It features top Turkish military and security officials discussing setting up a false flag attack, a bombing of the tomb of the grandfather of the Ottoman Empire's founder, a short distance from Turkey's border in Syria. This would then be used to give Turkey an excuse to send its troops into Syria.

This is no conspiracy theory, it's exactly what the recording shows.

Of course, we don't see much about it on the news channels because Turkey is an ally. (an ally which seems to be supporting al-Qaeda on its borders, and sending funds to radical jihadists in Nigeria, but hey...)
2014-03-30 03:06:01 AM  
2014-03-30 04:50:33 AM  
Living in Turkey is awesome.  People are welcoming, the food is amazing, the weather is lovely and travel is cheap.

The current government, however, is not listening to the people, and its replacement begins today.
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