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#1 Cukurbagli

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:26 AM

I'm a bit miffed this morning because the Turkish Attorney General has decided to close access to Myspace from computers in Turkey and therefore nobody can see my blog.

This is what you see when you go to myspace.com:

Bu siteye erişim mahkeme kararıyla engellenmiştir.
T.C. Beyoğlu Cumhuriyet Başsavcılığı'nın 26.06.2009 tarih ve 2009/45 sayılı kararı gereği erişime kapanmıştır.

Now it's not the courts I am annoyed with, the judiciary have a job to do and probably do it well according to the law in Turkey. No, my annoyance is directed at the person who wrote or posted the offending words that caused somebody to complain and get the ban put in place.

Suffice to say I am heartily p****d off at whoever the culprit is and I hope his next bowel movement is a hedgehog, backwards.

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#2 sunny

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 09:05 AM

That's a pity Cukur. There are some real idiots out there who think it's OK to be insulting and rude.
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 09:27 AM

That stinks! I assume people are blogging some nasty things about Turkey, and MySpace refused to remove them, now everybody with a blog on MySpace suffers for it. Now there are probably a lot of people in Turkey using MySpace which are now cut off from that community!I'll bet there is going to be quite a lot of protest about this.

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#4 Cukurbagli

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 09:44 AM

Yes it's a pity for all the other users. Some people use myspace to post privately and keep their families updated on what is going on, particularly some Turks working in other countries. Now they will miss out.

I'll bet there is going to be quite a lot of protest about this.

Yes I'm sure there will be. There are quite a lot of other sites in the same situation as you know, so I'm not going to hold my breath while they work it out.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 10:18 AM

G'day,Blogs meant to be for "free speech and thought sharing" places.Today 1591 site is un-accessible in Turkey.The reasons for these are:Crime:----------------Closed voluntarily------------Blocked-closed by Court order Porn:-------------------------11---------------------------------------2Dangerous subs. for health:--0--------------------------------------0Drugs:-------------------------2----------------------------------------1Suicide:------------------------1----------------------------------------0Gambling:--------------------78----------------------------------------7Crgainst Atat

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 01:05 PM

Some of us in Turkey can still see your blog mate. We can also see most of the other sites because we took a few minutes to change our DNS settings when we moved out here. :drunk[1]: If anyone wants to know what to do to fix it, PM me.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 01:29 PM

That's interesting KKW, will changing these settings also open up YouTube (without having to use tunnel sites or proxy servers)? As long as such things are possible, isn't the Turkish govt just kidding itself when it closes these sites down ? :drunk[1]:
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:19 PM

Yes, it opens up YouTube as well.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 11:04 AM

This banning of sites is getting quite ridiculous. Are they going to ban facebook and twitter next? Or forums?It will only lead to people finding ways round these silly bans,so what does it achieve?I was half way through reading your blog and it's great.......some lovely pictures too.

#10 techguy

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 09:31 AM

I can also access MySpace and YouTube from Turkey.If anyone wants info on my config send me a PM.TechGuy
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Posted 01 May 2010 - 02:48 PM

If you would be interested in using our London proxy (no advertisements like the free proxies, it's as if you are simply surfing the web from London), check out what we have at www.expatpass.com. There is a cost, $7 USD per month, or $70 USD per year to cover expenses. The nice thing is that once you have a username and password and configure your browser (instructions are on the proxy website), you don't even notice you're using one.

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#12 Cukurbagli

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 03:44 PM

Thumbs up from me, it works well although I did have to upgrade to latest version of Opera for that browser to work properly, no fault of the proxy.There's another benefit too, some music sites won't let you download music, they say "Your country is not supported" or some other message. With the Turkey Central proxy it doesn't happen, you can listen and download with no restrictions. :harika: :) Turkey Central

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 09:58 AM

Some of us in Turkey can still see your blog mate. We can also see most of the other sites because we took a few minutes to change our DNS settings when we moved out here. :sofa: If anyone wants to know what to do to fix it, PM me.

hı kkw tried to pm you but ıt says ı am not authorısed to do so, yet ı am a member of turkey central.com

#14 Cukurbagli

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 10:58 AM

You need to have made three posts before you can use the PM system Julie, but I see KKW is online here so maybe he'll send you the details anyway.

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#15 Ken

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 05:43 PM

Some of us in Turkey can still see your blog mate. We can also see most of the other sites because we took a few minutes to change our DNS settings when we moved out here. :) If anyone wants to know what to do to fix it, PM me.

This issue comes up a lot when we talk about the Expat Pass proxy. If you just want to visit websites which are blocked in Turkey, the DNS settings change will work and you don't need a proxy. If you want to visit a variety of other sites which are inaccessible from Turkey, the DNS change won't work. If I may explain:

The Turkish Block

When you try to visit any website from Turkey (blocked or un-blocked), your computer goes to Turk Telekom and asks for Turk Telekom's domain name servers. These domain name servers have a list of websites which are blocked. If you're trying to go to a website on their black list, the domain name servers re-route you to a single page which says something like "this website is blocked."

Changing your DNS Settings

What this does is forces the system to use DNS servers other than Turk Telekom's DNS servers, which don't have the black list, so the alternate domain name server routes you to the website you want to visit. That is, unless the website is blocked to visitors outside that country, like the BBC Internet TV websites...

Hey, Not So Fast, Jack (the UK's or other country's block)

So now let's say the site you want is BBC IPlayer. When you get to that site, the server reads that your originating IP address is from Turkey, not the UK, so you get re-routed to their page which says something like "this website is not accessible from your location." It won't matter if you've changed your DNS settings on your computer. You're still coming in from Turkey.

The Expat Pass Proxy Solves Both Problems

With the Expat Pass proxy, you go directly to London, (over optimized routes for smooth streaming and fast downloads) and you access the Web from London. No Turk Telekom domain name servers, and no originating IP address from Turkey, and no "this website is blocked" pages whatsoever.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:07 PM

Pretty good explanation Ben.
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