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Turkey blocks YouTube

March 27, 2014

youtubeappTurkey’s telecommunications authority has blocked YouTube, exactly a week after trying to prevent people from accessing Twitter and just three days ahead of local elections.

The move came just hours after a leaked recording published on YouTube seeming to show a top officials discussing a possible attack against Jihadist militants in Syria. The block was announced on the telecommunications authority’s website, which said it had taken an “administrative measure” against the site “after technical analysis and legal consideration.”

Prime Minister Erdogan has repeatedly said that YouTube would be blocked unless it abides by Turkey’s laws.

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