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53 percent of Turks do not have Internet access.

ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- In a recent report titled "Offline and falling behind: Barriers to Internet adoption," published by the McKinsey & Company consulting firm, an estimated 40 million people in Turkey do not have access to the Internet.

The report also revealed that out of the total world population of over 7 billion, 4.4 billion live without Internet access. Around 75 percent of the 4.4 billion offline individuals are concentrated in 20 countries, comprising for the most part rural, low income, elderly, illiterate and female demographics.

The 120-page report found that India hosts nearly a quarter of the world's offline population; China has more than 730 million offline residents; and Indonesia has 210 million offline.

A graph presented in the report showing the proportion of people without access to the Internet by country distribution. Turkey's 53.4 percent without the Internet placed after China's 54.2 percent and ahead of Egypt's 50 percent. At the top of the graph was Myanmar, with 99.5 percent of the population living without Internet access, followed by Ethiopia and Tanzania.

The report was produced in collaboration with Facebook in effort to expand Internet access throughout the world.

(Cihan/Today's Zaman) CyHAN

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Date:Oct 3, 2014
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