NEWS: Turkey Bans Richard Dawkins’ Official Website

Richard Dawkins receives the Deschner Prize in 2007

Richard Dawkins receives the Deschner Prize in 2007

Internet users in Turkey have been denied access to Richard Dawkins’ official website after Istanbul’s second criminal court of peace banned the site earlier in September on the charge that it contained materials offensive to the Turkish creationist Adnan Oktar who has published many works against evolutionism under the pen name of Harun Yahya. In August 2007 Oktar’s lawyers had filed a complaint against the publication of Dawkins’ The God Delusion in Turkey, which was rejected by the court. The recent wave of bans in Turkey, including blocking access to YouTube and WordPress, is yet another blow to the country’s image at a time it is closely scrutinized for its bid to join the European Union. Read the full story in the Guardian:

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