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slide.jpgThe government of Turkey has banned widget maker Slide. The reason: harboring pictures and articles that are considered to be insulting to Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey.

In response, a Slide spokeswoman issued this statement: “We’ve contacted the government of Turkey in an effort to resolve the situation but have not received a response so far. What’s worse is that some bloggers and reporters writing reactions criticizing such government blockings are being jailed.

We pledge to do everything we can to enable Turkish citizens to access their Slide applications. In the meantime, we are supporting Reporters Without Borders and have reached out to other companies that have been affected by this ban. We will keep you posted on any changes. You can check out the Slide blog post for more details.”

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