Turkish court orders partial lifting of YouTube ban

ANKARA Fri Apr 4, 2014 2:54pm IST

YouTube logos displayed on a laptop screen partially covered with Turkey's national flag in this photo illustration taken in Ankara March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/Files

YouTube logos displayed on a laptop screen partially covered with Turkey's national flag in this photo illustration taken in Ankara March 27, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Umit Bektas/Files

Related Topics

Stocks

   

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)

FILED UNDER:
  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

Sony Outlook

Tech Showcase

Internet Governance

Internet Governance

At China online coming-out party, Beijing spells out Internet control ambition  Full Article 

Tech Monopoly

Tech Monopoly

EU digital tsar warns monopolists; Google foes play down call for break-up  Full Article 

Tencent-HBO Deal

Tencent-HBO Deal

China's Tencent partners with HBO for TV show streaming  Full Article 

Samsung Investment

Samsung Investment

Samsung Electronics wins $3 billion Vietnam project licence  Full Article 

Microsoft sues IRS

Microsoft sues IRS

Microsoft sues IRS for details of probe on internal transactions  Full Article 

Cold Hard Facts

Cold Hard Facts

Underwater robot measures Antarctic sea ice  Full Article 

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality

Digital tsar urges Europe not to weaken net neutrality rules  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage