access blocked wordpress in turkey After YouTube, Turkey authorities have now banned the entire wordpress.com domain in the country - the Turkish bloggers can neither post new articles on their Wordpress.com hosted blogs nor can they read any other blogs.

[The ban does not affect self hosted Wordpress blogs since they don't have wordpress.com in the URL]

Ozkan Erden, a Turkish blogger, says that the Wordpress ban was enforced after some insulting remarks were posted on a WordPress blog against Adnan Oktar (Harun Yahya), a religious leader and author based in Turkey.

To bypass the government ban, Wordpress.com bloggers and blog readers in Turkey can configure the internet connection settings of their web browser and point the DNS server to that of OpenDNS instead of using the default DNS server of the Turk Telecom ISP. (see screenshot)

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Alternatively, they can try other anti-censorship workarounds listed here - How to Access Blocked Websites