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Turkey Bans 138 Words From The Internet: Teen Forbidden

by | 28th, April 2011

TURKEY has banned 138 words from Internet domain names. The Telecommunications Directorate has created problems for many sites. For example, sanaldestekunitesi.com (virtualsupportunit.com) contains the world “anal”, which is forbidden.

Also, for reasons unclear, the number 31 is a slang term for masturbation. So, any domain with 31 in it is banned.

Other banned English words: beat, escort, homemade, hot, nubile, free and teen. Some others in English have different meanings: “pic,” short for picture, is banned because it means “bastard” in Turkish.

Also banned:

“Gay” and its Turkish pronunciation “gey,” “çıplak” (naked), “itiraf” (confession), “liseli” (high school student), “nefes” (breath) and [ironically] “yasak” (forbidden) are some of the other banned words.

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