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RD.net no longer banned in Turkey!

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We are delighted to announce that, with immediate effect, RichardDawkins.net is no longer banned in Turkey.

The ban had been imposed by default when Adnan Oktar aka Harun Yahya complained to a Turkish court that a thread on the site defamed him.

No formal complaint about the comments had ever been received by RD.net, nor were we ever formally notified about a court case against us.

The process of getting the ban lifted has been long and rather arduous, and we would like to express our deep and heartfelt gratitude to a group of Turkish lawyers for their unstinting efforts on our behalf.

We understand it is standard practice in Turkey that all judgements are appealed, and we therefore cannot state with certainty that the judge's decision will not be overturned on appeal at a later date, although we will of course continue to defend any attempt to do so.

In the meantime, however, a huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to our Turkish legal team; and to all our readers in Turkey - WELCOME BACK! TEKRAR MERHABA!

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