Turkish government takes down YouTube too
Turkish government carries on with its crackdown on the internet and added YouTube to its notoriously long list of banned web sites. YouTube blockage came hours after a key security meeting was held in foreign ministry’s office to discuss the leakage to the internet of some voice recordings where some high-level officials are allegedly heard talking about Syria issue.
There is still no official announcement by TİB, the government authority in charge of internet regulation and the organ who implements blocking decisions. However, YouTube’s URL and title appeared on BTK’s (higher organ that includes TİB) web page where the blocked URLs are listed.
The site is still accessible through some ISPs, but the blocking is expected to be implemented fully in an hour’s time by all ISPs.
The government banned Twitter last week on the grounds that the company fails to remove ‘illegal’ content according to Turkish authorities. Yesterday, an administrative court ruled for the suspension of the execution of Twitter blocking.
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