Government Bans YouTube

News: The telecoms authority of Turkey, TIB, has banned the streaming video-sharing website YouTube a day after an Ankara court ordered TIB to lift the ban on social networking website Twitter, reports BBC. The action was taken after an audio recording of what seemed to be a leaked conversation among Turkish officials regarding possible military operations in Syria was posted on the website. In its statement, the TIB said: 'After technical analysis and legal consideration, an administrative measure has been taken for this website'. While some users were blocked, others were able to access the website. Google, which controls YouTube, has confirmed that some users were unable to access the website. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who pushed for the ban on Twitter, has accused social networking websites of spreading misleading information about his regime.

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Sector: Country Risk, Telecommunications
Geography: Turkey

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