Thursday, September 20, 2007

YouTube Banned in Turkey (Again)

For the second time, a Turkish court has banned access to YouTube. Agence France Presse has the details:

The decision followed a complaint by a resident in the eastern city of Sivas that the site hosted videos containing insults against Turkey's founding father Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the army, the Anatolia news agency reported.

The court ruling has been forwarded to the state regulatory body, the Telecommunications Board, to be put into effect, the agency said.

YouTube said in a written statement, carried by Anatolia, that it was ready to cooperate with Turkish authorities to resolve the dispute.

This decision comes on the heels of a court ruling last month blocking access to Wordpress and its one million blogs.


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