Daily Archives: August 20, 2007

All of WordPress.com is blocked in Turkey!

WordPress.com is reporting tonight that the entire site has been blocked in Turkey. It seems to involve someone’s disagreement about one blog that has disagreed with a Turkish author. This is sad. WordPress has 1,348.871 bloggers (probably more by the time you read this). Without me they would only have 1,348,870!

Since beginning this blog I have observed that there are many Turkish bloggers. I think this blog helps to promote tourism in Turkey. Why should I be blocked in Turkey? I suspect that many Turks disagree with such censorship. Hopefully the issue will be resolved so our friends in Turkey can once again see the information we have written about some of the biblical and historical sites in the country.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton is credited with saying, in 1839, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Others have said the same thing, or something similar.