YouTube Latest Site To Be Blocked In Turkey

TechCrunch

YouTube is the latest victim in Turkey’s ongoing assault on social media. This comes one week after Turkey revoked access to Twitter within its borders.

A Google spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that some users in Turkey is not able to access YouTube and it is not caused by an a technical issue on its side. The company is looking into the situation.

The removal of YouTube happened just hours after a leaked recording was published on YouTube that was reportedly a conversation of Turkey’s foreign minister, spy chief and a top general discussing different plans that could lead Turkey into war with Jihadist militants in Syria.

YouTube’s blockage was feared earlier this week after Google refused to remove videos alleging government corruption. Turkey then took moves to stop backdoor access to Twitter by blocking access to Google DNS.

Since being blocked in the country, Twitter filed petitions for lawsuits in…

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