YouTube banned in Turkey after video insults

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"A court in Istanbul has issued an order denying access to the video-sharing website YouTube. The state owned Turk Telecom implemented the ban today after an escalating dispute between Greek and Turkish users of the site.

The court order was issued yesterday and most internet users logging onto the site in Turkey are met with a holding page with a Turkish message, which translates as: “Access to this site has been denied by court order!

Greek and Turkish YouTube users have been trading video insults over the past few months, attracting much coverage in the Turkish press. Greek videos reportedly accused the founding president of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, of homosexuality; a Turkish user responded by calling Greece the birthplace of homosexuality"


#2

Good luck with that EU membership…


#3

Turkey lifts YouTube ban after two days

“ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey lifted its ban on YouTube Friday, an official for the country’s largest telecommunications firm said, two days after a court ordered the Web site blocked because of videos that allegedly insulted the founder of modern Turkey”


That didn’t last long. I guess they got worried about the membership thing. :bigsmile: