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Report: YouTube faces new ban in Turkey

Report: YouTube faces new ban in Turkey

Turkey's government-run news agency says the country's telecommunications authority will block access to YouTube unless the site removes a video posted of a former opposition party leader having sex.
Former opposition leader Deniz Baykal resigned in May after the sex video appeared on the Internet.
The Anatolia news agency said a court ruled that YouTube must be blocked. It notified the telecommunications authority of its decision on Tuesday.
Telecommunications officials will either ask YouTube to remove the video or block access to the site.
Turkey only just lifted a two-year ban on YouTube Saturday. The video-sharing site was blocked because videos insulting to the country's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, were posted. Those videos were removed.


Updated : 2021-02-26 09:54 GMT+08:00