Turkish protesters to march against Internet bans

11:09, July 17, 2010      

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Thousands of protestors will march on Saturday in Istanbul against strict website censorship in the country.

The announcement was made by a group called "walk against censorship." It said that demonstrators will gather at the city's central Taksim Square at 5 p.m. to begin their protest.

The march is supported by many popular Turkish websites, including sourtimes.org, zaytung.com and bobiler.org, along with other groups.

The protesters are demanding that Law No. 5651, which has resulted in access to more than 5,000 Internet websites being banned in Turkey, be repealed and access to the sites affected by the law be re-established.

An additional 500 websites are banned by various laws.

The protesters are demanding that Turkish Internet users be allowed to access these sites as well.

There are about 30 million internet users in the country with a total population of 70 million.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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