Breaking: Widget Maker Slide banned in Turkey

Updated: Slide, the San Francisco-based widget company has joined a very special list of web companies that have been banned by the Republic of Turkey for (according to Slide blog) what the local government calls “harboring pictures and articles that are considered to be insulting to Ataturk,” founder of the republic. It is not clear what are those articles and photos that are insulting

Slide spokeswoman tells us that they have been in touch with the Turkish Government and are trying to resolve this situation, but hasn’t received any response.

Slide isn’t the only company that has been blocked by Turkey. Automattic’s WordPress.com is also blocked by Turkey. Several countries including Pakistan, China and UAE have blocked or are blocking popular Web services such as YouTube, Facebook and MySpace.

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