Turkey Blocks 68,000 ‘Blasphemous’ Websites, Including Charlie Hebdo

The government of Turkey has banned French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo‘s website from being accessed anywhere in the country along with a total of blocked websites in the tens of thousands.

That Hurriyet Daily News says the total of blocked websites is approaching 68,000. The French provocateurs got kicked off Turkey’s Internet thanks to TİB, the Turkish Telecommunications Directorate, asking the Ankara Golbasi Civil Court of Peace to intervene. “The ruling imposes a blanket ban on the websites of Charlie Hebdo and Turkey’s first atheism association, while blocking individual pages of Ekşi Sözlük (Sour Dictionary) and İnci Sözlük (Pearl Dictionary), two hugely popular forums, as well as pages on news website T24, which recently published the controversial Charlie Hebdo cartoons,” the Daily News reports.