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Hürriyet Daily News comment guidelines

•    The character limit for comments is 500 characters.

•    Comments are pre-moderated. The Hürriyet Daily News staff reads the comments before publishing them to maintain a civil atmosphere.

•    The Hürriyet Daily News does not publish comments that contain hyperlinks to websites other than www.hurriyetdailynews.com. This is done to prevent phishing and spam messages.

•    Comments that call for violence against – or insult – a person, a group of people, people of a certain ethnicity, religion or nation will not be published.

•    The Hürriyet Daily News encourages constructive criticism and discussion among its readers. However, name-calling, direct or indirect insults or ad-hominem attacks will not be allowed.

•    Attempts to derail an ongoing discussion, hijack or troll the comments section will not be tolerated.

•    Racist, homophobic or sexist comments will not be published on the Hürriyet Daily News comments section. 

•    The Hürriyet Daily News does not publish comments that attempt to communicate an obscenity or profanity through an abbreviation, special punctuation or dashes that partially spell out an offensive word.

•    Only English comments will be published.

•    Comments written mostly or entirely in capital letters will not be published as it is considered yelling in Internet conversations.

•    The Hürriyet Daily News website reserves the right to ban users who deliberately send comments against its publishing policy.

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