I'm going to Turkey soon. Which VPN should I use there?
The Turkish Internet is very strongly supervised and controlled, and many sites and services in Turkey are blocked by government measures. But this is not the only problem, because government trojans and other methods are also used to monitor the activities of the users, so it makes absolute sense to protect yourself from this and use a VPN. Many travellers have had the experience that after 2 weeks, if you use a local SIM card in your smartphone, it can no longer be connected to it. This happens because the Mac address (hardware ID) of the smartphones is also recognized and registered there and after a period of 2 weeks, you have to pay a state fee, which is already included in the price of the smartphones you bought there. Therefore you would have to pay the state fee if you stay for a longer time or even if you travel to Turkey again and want to use your smartphone further (altogether more than 2 weeks). This only makes sense in a few cases, but you should keep it in mind if you plan to use local sim cards there, but to get back to your topic . You should use a VPN where you can establish stable connections by obfisication. Unfortunately only a few providers can do this. Well suited for this is for example: VyprVPN or Surfshark. With these two you can also connect to German, Austrian or Swiss locations and view local content even in Turkey. But if you want to watch TV in Turkey, I recommend to do it via a Swiss TV portal: watch zattoo.com abroad. As soon as you have a connection to a foreign country via VPN, you will be able to use Whatsapp, Viber, Telegram or YouTube etc. without any problems. In addition, you are then also to a large extent protected from state surveillance and possible problems with the authorities . VPN is of course legal to use in Turkey, every company whose employees need secure access to the company network also uses VPN. Turkey can therefore not prohibit VPN as long as they want to have foreign companies as investors or for other purposes in the country. You should know that.