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ghost of numf-el's Avatar Comment 1 by ghost of numf-el

Excellent news - well done to all involved!

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 15:17:12 UTC | #847687

Anonymous's Avatar Comment 2 by Anonymous

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Fri, 08 Jul 2011 15:17:59 UTC | #847688

Aztek's Avatar Comment 3 by Aztek

After watching the video of Johann Hari talking about free speech this morning, this is delightful news. At the same time I wish I could read more about this decision to overturn the ban on I'm curious about what logic (if any) was used by the court to reach this decision.

What did these lawyers say to overturn the ban? What was the specific response of the Turkish legal system when it was pointed out that should not be banned? On what grounds did the legal system come to the conclusion that the ban wasn't right, i.e. what did they see differently now compared to the initial conclusion which supported the ban? Is it actually likely that Oktar could appeal this decision and win, and what would he have to say to achieve this?

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 15:25:57 UTC | #847692

Zelig's Avatar Comment 4 by Zelig

Good news, let's hope it lasts.

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 15:30:04 UTC | #847695

DamnDirtyApe's Avatar Comment 5 by DamnDirtyApe

I would expect him to appeal, so this may not be over. Great news though.

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 15:45:28 UTC | #847700

Anonymous's Avatar Comment 6 by Anonymous

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Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:13:54 UTC | #847705

neil pharr's Avatar Comment 7 by neil pharr

Those who fear the light are salamanders. Good news RD, hope you are not required to kiss a toad.

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:28:06 UTC | #847710

neil pharr's Avatar Comment 8 by neil pharr

Those who fear the light are like salamanders. Great news RD! Hope you don't have to kiss a toad.

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:30:47 UTC | #847711

Anonymous's Avatar Comment 9 by Anonymous

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Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:31:43 UTC | #847712

Vogon42's Avatar Comment 10 by Vogon42

It would be interesting to know which (if any) countries currently ban this site. It is not banned in Qatar, Arabia, despite being contrary to the official culture.

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:40:52 UTC | #847716

sikendestroy's Avatar Comment 11 by sikendestroy

perfect news, i'm so glad for no longer banned for my country. tekrar merhaba/hello again!

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:49:06 UTC | #847720

drumdaddy's Avatar Comment 12 by drumdaddy

Wonderful news! I can now end my boycott of kebabs.

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:53:44 UTC | #847722

debonnesnouvelles's Avatar Comment 13 by debonnesnouvelles

Great news! Looking forward to people from Turkey joining the site.

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 17:06:41 UTC | #847724

Alan Canon's Avatar Comment 14 by Alan Canon

Hello, Turks! We're very glad to have you with us, and we look forward to your contributions to our discussions here! WELCOME!

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 17:12:31 UTC | #847725

Neodarwinian's Avatar Comment 15 by Neodarwinian

The light advances as the dark recedes.

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 17:19:48 UTC | #847728

ridelo's Avatar Comment 16 by ridelo

Don't forget: Turkey is a secular state. This will help to keep it so.

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 17:35:47 UTC | #847739

jbkaffe's Avatar Comment 17 by jbkaffe

Another step forward, well done and congratulations. Let's make it stick.

Bütün Türkler için tekrar hoşgeldin. :-)

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 17:42:39 UTC | #847740

skiles1's Avatar Comment 18 by skiles1


Fri, 08 Jul 2011 17:46:19 UTC | #847742

Mindscape's Avatar Comment 19 by Mindscape


Fri, 08 Jul 2011 18:40:38 UTC | #847756

Marc Country's Avatar Comment 20 by Marc Country

Happy thanksgiving.

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 18:50:32 UTC | #847759

berkay's Avatar Comment 21 by berkay

We don't care the ban.If we change DNS adress nobody can stop us.But it's better i'm happy!

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 19:01:15 UTC | #847764

AsenaGurel's Avatar Comment 22 by AsenaGurel


Hopefully this ruling will serve as an advertisement so more teens and college students wonder what is about.

God knows... =-[ .. Turkey needs it.

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 19:29:15 UTC | #847773

MrSpock's Avatar Comment 23 by MrSpock

It's a great thing for us, people in Turkey. Let's hope that Harun Yahya won't strike back.

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 19:41:57 UTC | #847777

GBile's Avatar Comment 24 by GBile

I congratulate the people of turkey with this 'victory'. Join the discussion, join the party.

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 19:46:53 UTC | #847781

bluebird's Avatar Comment 25 by bluebird

Hooray, let freedom ring!

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 19:51:12 UTC | #847784

ScientistX's Avatar Comment 26 by ScientistX

Although Turkey is a secular state the ruling AKP party is islamist orientated. I doubt they would be very keen on allowing the Turkish populace to freely look into I hope I'm wrong.

If anyone wants to find out about events there on a regular basis there is an excellent English language Turkish newspaper on-line (free) which can be accessed here

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 19:56:06 UTC | #847786

Stafford Gordon's Avatar Comment 27 by Stafford Gordon

Elightenment will always finally prevail come what may, because it's enjoyable in an enriching way not a sopoforic one; can there be such a thing as "sopoforic elightement"? I think I've just committed an oxyoron!

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 20:18:10 UTC | #847791

Raiko's Avatar Comment 28 by Raiko

Are you kidding? I accessed it just fine on a vacation in Turkey just last year. I even commented on an article asking whether it was still banned since I was obviously avcessing from a Turkish hotel room internet.

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 20:24:30 UTC | #847792

MsMindy88's Avatar Comment 29 by MsMindy88

Great! I support RD all the way!! When I heard the ridiculous request to boycott Dawkins, I decided to show my support. Your books have changed my life for the better. Thank you.

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 20:25:03 UTC | #847794

Mrkimbo's Avatar Comment 30 by Mrkimbo

Never visited a country whose people I liked as instantly as I did the Turks. Great to have them back again!

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 22:07:47 UTC | #847814