Turkish telecom regulator TIB has blocked YouTube after unverified audio of Turkish officials discussing military operations in Syria was uploaded to the popular video site.
Prime Minister Erdogan implicitly confirmed that the leaked audio was true at a campaign rally. ”They even leaked a national security meeting… This is villainous, this is dishonesty… Who are you serving by doing audio surveillance of such an important meeting?” said Erdogan.
Some users in Turkey are still able to access the site, however Google has confirmed that some users have been blocked. The hashtag #youtubeblockedinturkey has trended throughout the day on Twitter, which was also blocked last week. A court in Turkey demanded the TIB to lift the ban on Twitter but a decision won’t be decided for several weeks.
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