Here is the latest report that YouTube is blocked in Turkey even after Court’s order to remove the blocking from this video sharing site.
According to a report from Hurriyet Daily News, “Access to YouTube was blocked without a court order on March 27 by the Telecommunications Authority (TİB), hours after recordings of a key security meeting on Syria were leaked online. What has followed is a remarkable zigzagging of court rulings and counter court rulings over the block.”
“The initial ban was first supported by a subsequent court ruling issued by Ankara’s Gölbaşı district court that justified the ban based on a law criminalizing insults to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic.”
One week ago, Turkey’s court orders the government to remove the blocking of microblogging site Twitter from country.
And court ordered the Turkey’s telecommunications Directorate to stop the block on Twitter’s services instantly. Almost two weeks ago Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan blocked the Twitter service all over the Country, just days before the nationwide critical elections in Country.