Loading…
Friday, November 28, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
HomeNewsWorld
Published: Thursday, 3/27/2014

Turkey moves to block YouTube

Follows similar move by government against Twitter

ASSOCIATED PRESS

ISTANBUL  — State-run news Turkish says authorities are moving to block access to YouTube in Turkey following a similar move against Twitter.

The ban comes after an alleged audio recording of a meeting between the 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.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories