Turkey lifts two-year ban on YouTube

Posted in: Censorship at 01/11/2010 15:34

Turkey has lifted its ban on YouTube, two years after it blocked access to the website because of videos deemed insulting to the country's founder.

Transport Minister Binali Yildirim, who is in charge of internet issues, said the government had been in contact with Google, which owns YouTube.

Mr Yildirim said there was no longer any reason to ban the website, because the offending videos had been removed.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11659816

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Turkey has lifted its ban on video-sharing website YouTube as material deemed insulting to Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has been removed.

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http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-52568220101031
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Turkey lifts two-year ban on YouTube
Turkey has lifted its ban on YouTube two years after cutting off access because of videos deemed insulting to the country's founder.

The ban was lifted after the offending videos were removed, according to Transport Minister Binali Yildirim, who is in charge of Internet issues.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20021288-93.html

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