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Turkey Bans YouTube for Second Time

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, January 22, 2008
16 years ago2,385 views

Associated Press has a coverage about the Turkey's second YouTube ban at
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iKUx9hP8rzGIKGJC5_Ml7OViYraQD8U9PRM00

"A Turkish court has again blocked access to the popular video-sharing Web site YouTube because of clips allegedly insulting the country's founding father, according to reports Sunday.

It was the second time Turkey banned the site because of clips deemed disrespectful to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. It is illegal in Turkey to insult the revered figure, whose portrait still hangs in nearly all government offices nearly 70 years after his death."

Back to the March '07:
http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-03-07-n60.html

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Tody I have founded a religion worshipping the Freedom Of Speech God FOS. According to our religion (join me please, it is not necessary to give up other religions either as this religion allows multiple gods) it is an insult to our god to censor information on all-purpose content sites or networks, and censoring certainly includes the country-wide banning of video sites. Hence, Turkey just offended our god – we should probably file a complaint to the Turkish government about removing this insult from their blocking configuration.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I'll join! Also, see http://zeitgeistmovie.com , it has a very good movie on how christianity is symbolic, and that jesus was one of many representations of the sun, or the egyptian god Horus...very interesting

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

And the ban is over now. It last six days.

Access to YouTube Resumes in Turkey:
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iKUx9hP8rzGIKGJC5_Ml7OViYraQD8UCF7L80

[Thanks for fixing a typo]

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