Country banned dating sites

09 Dec

The shows are highly popular in Turkey, but attract thousands of complaints every year, the Guardian reported.

“There are some strange programs that would scrap the institution of family, take away its nobility and sanctity,” Kurtulmuş said in an interview with a provincial TV channel last month.

“We are working on this and we are coming to the end of it.

God willing, in the near future, we will most likely remedy this with an emergency decree,” Kurtulmuş added.

“On the other hand we are facing here a mechanism, in a way, a form of ‘pimping 2.0’.” The site’s founder, Norwegian Sigurd Vedal, has said the site “Rich Meet Beautiful”, which operates in several countries, aims to put people in contact with each other, and has denied any similarity to prostitution.

The second decree bands radio and TV programs that are about "finding friends and spouses." Last month, Turkey deputy prime minister Numan Kurtulmus announced that the government was planning on outlawing dating shows.

The first named thousands of civil servants to be dismissed, including nearly 500 academics and more than 1,000 Turkish military personnel.

The decree also reinstated 236 people to their jobs.

Now Wikipedia is readable but not editable with Free Wiki by Crypt.space in Turkey Over the past several years, Turkey has repeatedly blocked - so far on a temporary basis - popular websites such as Facebook and Twitter, usually shortly after major events such as mass protests or terror attacks take place.

With Erdogan now having what is effectively absolute power, it is likely that many more shutdowns, this time permament, of popular social networks and media outlets are in Turkey's immediate future, especially as Erdogan is likely poised to coalesce even more power.