The government has been widely criticized for the move against Twitter, which came just days before a key election and is seen as a censorship of freedom of speech. At the time, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to eradicate the site, which was being used to share information about a growing corruption scandal.
A short release from the government's telecommunications authority says "After technical analysis and legal consideration based on the law, an administrative measure has been taken for this website [YouTube.com]."
On YouTube, there was recently a video uploaded allegedly of a meeting by Turkey's foreign minister, intelligence chief and top military and Foreign Ministry discussing a military intervention in Syria. one official says blocking YouTube will prevent the "posting of other recordings that may threaten national security."
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 27 Mar 2014 14:31