Turkish court orders partial lifting of YouTube ban
ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Friday ruled that a blanket ban of social-media website YouTube violated human rights and ordered most of the restrictions be lifted, citing a top court ruling this week that scrapped a similar ban on microblogging site Twitter.
The state telecoms authority on March 27 blocked access to YouTube, Google's (GOOG.O) video-sharing site, after anonymously leaked audio recordings appeared there purportedly of senior officials discussing a possible attack on Syria ahead of an election.
Access to Twitter (TWTR.N) had been similiarly barred until the Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled that violated the law. The court in the capital Ankara said the YouTube ban was too broad and instead specifically blocked access to 15 videos, a copy of the court document showed.
(Reporting by Ozge Ozbilgin; Writing by Ayla Jean Yackley; Editing by Daren Butler)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- U.S. strikes have slowed Iraq militants but not weakened them - Pentagon
- More quakes jolt Iceland overnight, spread to second volcano
- Modi to launch plan for every Indian household to have bank account
- Modi slams whispering campaign against Rajnath Singh
- Pakistan's prime minister resolved to ride out protests crisis
Ratan Tata, the former chairman of salt-to-steel Tata conglomerate, has bought a stake in Indian online retailer Snapdeal, the company said on Wednesday, joining a list of funds who have invested in the country's growing e-commerce industry. Full Article
Kleiner to invest in messaging startup Snapchat at near-$10 bln valuation - report. Full Article
Chinese antitrust regulator targets Microsoft's web browser, media player. Full Article