YouTube Blocked in Turkey


Turkey not understanding the 21st Century.


Originally posted on Variety:

The government of Turkey on Thursday blocked access to YouTube — a week after taking similar action to ban Twitter — after a two-part video was uploaded to the vidsite purportedly disclosing secret military talks about Turkey taking action against Jihadist militants in Syria.

The Turkish Telecommunications Authority said it had taken an “administrative measure” against YouTube after the sensitive videos were discovered.

“The leak shows the scope of the cyber and electronic attack against our country,” Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “Those who did this are the enemies of our state and our nation.”

On Wednesday, a Turkish court ruled that the government could not ban Twitter and ordered the telecommunications agency to stop blocking the service. The country’s Twitter ban was enacted last Thursday after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking at a campaign rally ahead of March 30 municipal elections, denounced the social-media platform for not…

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