Tuesday 21 October 2014

Turkey begins bid to block YouTube access

Published 27/03/2014 | 15:45

Turkish authorities are moving to block access to YouTube

Turkish authorities are moving to block access to YouTube following similar action against Twitter.

The ban comes after an alleged audio recording of a meeting between Turkey's foreign minister, intelligence chief and top military and foreign ministry officials was leaked on YouTube.

The four are allegedly heard discussing a military intervention in Syria.

The earlier attempted crackdown on Twitter came after links to other wiretapped recordings suggesting corruption were spread on the microblogging site, causing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government major embarrassment before local elections on March 30.

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