Turkey is coming under increasing criticism for its internet laws, which critics say make it too easy for websites to be blocked or banned. (See this RFE/RL article for more details.) YouTube is only the most famous of numerous websites currently blocked in Turkey for a variety of reasons. In a recent case, the deputy governor of Turkey's southeastern Sanliurfa region was able to get a court to block a local news site after he complained about some critical online comments made about him.
Have Turkish internet users had enough? Well, at least some of them have. On Saturday, some 2,000 protesters marched in Istanbul in the name of internet freedom. From the Hurriyet Daily News's report:
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