Report: Turkey Considering Creating Its Own Internet

LONDON (CBS DC) – Turkey may be preparing to withdraw from the Internet, reports the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

It cites the Turkish paper Hurriyet, which says government officials are considering establishing their own protocol to replace the global “www” of the World Wide Web.

“Instead of www, a ttt system could be formed. Turkey and other countries could establish their own domains. Such a move would detach the Internet systems from each other. This is a controversial issue,” Hurriyet quoted a government minister as saying.

That official also said Turkey is not the only country that wants to break away from

The report comes after the Turkish government lashed out against social media sites Twitter and YouTube for spreading what it calls malicious information attacking Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“The only source address of social media is U.S.-based companies. That’s why EU countries led by Germany and France also have problems with it,” said the official.

However another Turkish newspaper quoted an official who denied any such intention.

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