Prohibited Content

The list below details what can’t be posted on By Owner Turkey (



  • Including pornography, nude photos, videos, articles or erotic products
  • Including prostitution, escort or accompanying services


  • Including the delivery of alcohol and related beverages
  • Note: Selling empty bottles, labels, caps as collectibles is permitted
  • Note: Recruitment of personnel such as bartender, front desk or salesman is permitted in the Jobs category 

Baby Walkers
Blood, Bodily Fluids and Body Parts

  • Including organs
  • Including surrogacy, fertility and donor requests (including sperm)

Burglary Tools
Car seats and booster seats
Child adoption services (seeking and offering)
Combustible items (including flares)

  • Note: Emergency and distress flares are permitted only if they are designed and intended for signaling purposes
  • Note: No offers of shipping

Counterfeit items and distribution of copyrighted material

  • Including currency, stamps, coins
  • Including e-books

Electronic Surveillance Equipment

  • Designed or used primarily to illegally intercept/record the private actions or interactions of others without their knowledge or permission

Embargoed Goods
Government issued IDs, Badges, Uniforms and Licenses

  • Including transit, military, police, postal, etc.

Hazardous Materials

  • Including chemicals, pesticides, fireworks
  • Including commercial-level fertilizers or pesticides.  Ie. Aerial pesticides or fertilizers used for dusting crops

High-Powered Laser Pointers
Illegal Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia (or any mention of related items, services or activities)

  • Including narcotics, steroids, marijuana, medicinal marijuana, etc.

Illegal Items and Services
Illegal or Unauthorized Wildlife Products

  • Bear traps (regardless of size)
  • Note: Given that certain types of bear traps are illegal – and that trapping regulations vary for each province and territory – no bear traps of any kind are permitted

Ivory or Bone

  • Including fossilized mammoth tusks
  • Note: Antiques that contain 5% or less of real ivory and were made before the year 1900, specifically musical instruments and furniture, are permitted. The year the item was manufactured as well as an image must be included in the ad.
  • Note: Bone, including fossilized teeth or bone, from non-ivory producing animals is permitted.  The species must be indicated in the ad. 

Identity Documents, Personal Financial Records & Personal Information

  • In any form, including mailing lists


  • Note: Collectable knives and swords (unsharpened, fantasy/antique) and kitchen utensils & cutlery are permitted

Lottery Tickets, Sweepstakes Entries and Coin Operated Slot Machines
Massage Services

  • Ad images are to be limited to head shots or photographs of the facility (no full body images)
  • Note: Ads posted by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) who is able to provide insurance receipts for customers is permitted
  • Note: Massage as part of an aesthetics package by a registered Aesthetician, but not offered on its own, is permitted

Offensive and Obscene Material

  • Including Nazi related artefacts and collectibles
  • Note: This excludes stamps, letters and envelopes with the Nazi symbol, currency issued by the Nazi government, military scripts and historically accurate WWII military model kits that have Nazi symbols

Prescription Drugs and Devices
Products that are unauthorized by the government of Turkey.
Recalled items

Satellite products that violate the Radio-communication Act
Stocks and Other Securities
Stolen Property
Tobacco Products or other smoking related items

  • Including hookahs, e-cigarettes, herbal blends, etc

Traditional Drop-Side Cribs
Used Cosmetics

Weapons (or any mention of related items, services or activities)

  • Including, but not limited to, firearms, firearm parts and magazines, ammunition, BB and pellet guns, replica weapons, tear gas, stun guns, crossbows and martial arts weapons
  • Including Airsoft guns, parts and ammunition
  • Note: Archery and paintball equipment are permitted