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According to a presentation on the “conscious use of the Internet and secure Internet service,” made by the Telecommunications Department (TIB) of the Turkish Parliament, 168 million emails are sent, 11 million people chat and 2 million online users watch pornographic films each minute in Turkey.

Speaking during the presentation, TIB chairman Fatih Şimşek highlighted the importance of the Internet. “It is a part of life, a unique source of information, a big library, a school, bank branch, ticket sales office and store, but also a tool for crime when it is abused.”

According to the presentation, 168 million emails are sent each minute, while 694,445 searches are made, 695,000 status are updates posted and 79,364 posts are shared on Facebook. Also, more than 6,600 photographs are uploaded to Flickr, 11 million people chat on Messenger, and more than 600 videos are shared on Youtube in the same period of one minute.

The presentation also stated that the Internet gives uninvited persons the opportunity to visit homes. It opens up risks like child abuse, pornography, sharing of personal information, pornographic messages, Internet addiction, communication with strangers and harmful software, the presentation reported.

Of children between the ages of 13 and 17, 62.5 percent connect to the Internet in a room separate from their parents or guardians. The Internet is used most by young people, according to the report.

“Eighty-five percent of children have a Facebook profile, and 13 percent of these are under 13. Also, 42 percent of children share their personal information with everyone,” said the report.

July/03/2012

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c hauser

7/4/2012 7:05:38 AM

since when did the turkish govt unblock porn?

Glenda Miskin

7/4/2012 2:23:15 AM

Reluctantly, I must reveal that I have been involved in Adult Industry for almost 40-years. My parents got me started at 18 when I was a virgin. I read industry magazines and this statistic is no surprise to me as in the US the most heavily saturated market is in Utah which is 98% Mormon. The favorite is VODs (Videos on Demand) at hotels. Please note that divorce is low among the people who practice the Mormon religiion and they neither drink alcohol nor coffee.

Blue Dotterel

7/3/2012 6:50:48 PM

The negative nature of such articles is that governments and corporations want to control the internet. Not so much to control "child abuse, pornography, sharing of personal information, pornographic messages, Internet addiction, communication with strangers and harmful software", but to control the content of "free speech" and informed opinion, eliminating sites that are bad for business or provide evidence of political corruption. Control over the internet means power for some.

Nature Guy

7/3/2012 6:37:57 PM

The Internet is my encyclopedia to the universe! It's also my dictionary, my thesaurus, a great connection to my friends & family. Whenever I want to know more about something, I just go to the internet---it's all there!! Who cares if there's pornography on the 'net?!! --as long as those who are there (both sending & receiving) are of legal age...it doesn't matter then. LONG LIVE THE INTERNET!!

american american

7/3/2012 6:26:44 PM

11/05/2012 - hard to believe: turks just not that into online porn

Murat

7/3/2012 6:25:47 PM

Internet and PCs have created almost as much as inefficiency as effciciency. Not to mention cellular technology. Its a fact.

american american

7/3/2012 6:19:35 PM

and i thought that turks don't look at online porn...

Red Tail

7/3/2012 5:55:41 PM

Why this negative tone about internet. It has also created fantastic oportunities and a lot of joy. Why so afraid and negative? And let people watch porn if they like, it is a personal choise, not a matter for.the state.

Jack Jones

7/3/2012 2:43:16 PM

certainly it made me think.

DutchTurk JANICAR

7/3/2012 2:36:07 PM

In nearly all countries porn sites are the most viewed websites.
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