U.S. domain deregulation could fragment World Wide Web into ‘Splinternet’

ISTANBUL — When Turkish communications minister Lutfi Elvan told daily newspaper Hurriyet last week that he was planning to “detach” Turkey from the global Internet, he quickly became a target of ridicule around the World Wide Web. “The man is clearly an idiot,” Andrew Duff, a member of the […] WWW

“They would probably prefer to have such an intranet [local online network] nationwide like North Korea, but I don’t think they can pull that off,” said Erkan Saka, an assistant professor of communications at Bilgi University in Istanbul. “They are still part of the global economy, after all.”

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