Turkish Court orders lift of YouTube ban

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Turkey recently banned two major social services: Twitter and YouTube, which to be frank are what people think of when they hear the word ‘Internet’.

Earlier, a Turkish Court had ‘unbanned’ and now it seems Turkey’s control over YouTube is also loosening up.

A Turkish court has ordered the lift of YouTube citing the removal of Twitter’s ban and said that the nationwide ban was illegal and was a violation of basic human rights.

Soon the public will be able to access the entirety of YouTube, except for 15 videos.

Turkey had banned Twitter and subsequently YouTube when news accusing the Prime Minister of corruption starting spreading like wild fire across the two social networks. An audio recording on what was supposedly a conversation between the Tukish Prime Minister, Recep Erdoğan and his son about hiding large amounts of money was leaked in a video.  Then, a video of Turkey holding high level security meeting regarding Syria surfaced. That was the last straw and Turkey had banned YouTube.

Turkey’s bans were a violation of free-speech and soon the ban will be completely lifted.

 Sources: Reuters



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