Turkish government lifts ban on YouTube
Thursday, June 5, 2014
The popular video sharing website was banned along with social media platformafter leakage though the services in March of audio recordings of government meetings. The Turkish telecommunications regulator called it a "precautionary administrative measure".
The recordings, whose release Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called treasonous, presented military discussions of Turkish intervention in . Other leaked recordings presented alleged corruption among close associates of Mr Erdogan.
Twitter was unblocked in April but lower court rulings against the YouTube block were not acted on.
Turkey had also blocked access to YouTube from 2007 to 2010.
- "YouTube access restored in Turkey" — , June 4, 2014
- Orhan Coskun, Humeyra Pamuk (Turkey lifts block on access to YouTube: official" — , June 4, 2014). "