We have been keeping a sharp eye on the increasingly worrying developments in Turkey (see for example ‘New legal amendments in Turkey threaten even greater web censorship’ and’ YouTube and Facebook may be banned in Turkey’), which has led to soaring use of VPN in order to evade internet censorship and surveillance by Erdoğan’s ever more repressive and hard-line government.
Well, Romania based VPN outfit CyberGhost has stepped forward, and is offering free licenses to the first 10,000 Turkish people who apply for its new CyberGhost Special Edition package, ‘in order to support freedom of speech and unlimited access to information in Turkey’.
The package features:
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- Unlimited traffic
- AES 256-bit encryption
- Access to servers in the US, Germany, Romania, Czech Republic, and Switzerland
- OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, PPTP
Only one device can be connected at once, and we would much prefer that CyberGhost use shared IPs for greater anonymity rather than dynamic ones (although this is not a matter which will make much difference to users trying to evade censorship in Turkey), but overall it’s great service, and you can’t beat the price!
Those outside Turkey can also take advantage of the CyberGhost Special Edition package for one year at the bargain price of €14.99.