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Old 03-28-2014, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default Turkey Bans YouTube
The Turkish government carried on with its crackdown on the internet and added YouTube to its notoriously long list of banned web sites. The YouTube blockage came hours after a key security meeting was held in the foreign ministry’s office to discuss leaks on the internet of voice recordings of high-level officials, allegedly heard talking about the Syria issue.



There is still no official announcement by the TIB, the government authority in charge of internet regulation and the organ who implements blocking decisions. However, YouTube’s URL and title appeared on BTK’s (higher organ that includes TIB) web page where the blocked URLs are listed.

The site is still accessible through some ISPs, but the blocking is expected to be fully implemented in an hour’s time by all ISPs.

The government banned last week on the grounds that the company failed to remove ‘illegal’ content on request, according to the Turkish authorities. Yesterday an administrative court ruled for the suspension of the Twitter ban.

Last week, Google Inc. announced it had declined requests coming from the Turkish government in recent weeks to remove YouTube videos revealing extensive corruption involving the PM, his family, ministers, businessmen and several government officials, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The videos included wiretapped sound recordings where, for example, the PM calls his son at home to warn him to hide large sums of money from the investigators. It is alleged to be around a couple of million dollars.



UPDATE: As of this moment (3:04PM-GMT) access to YouTube via all ISPs in Turkey is blocked. Below is the screenshot of the TIB’s page where the blocking decision is published. What we understand from the text is that the blocking decision is taken by TIB as a precautionary measure, that is, without a court order:
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The notice in English on the right column of TİB’s page reads: “After technical analysis and legal consideration based on the Law Nr. 5651, ADMINISTRATION MEASURE has been taken for this website (Youtube.com) according to Decision Nr. 490.05.01.2014.-48125 dated 27/03/2014 of Telekomünikasyon İletişim Başkanlığı”

Update: Google made an official announcement about situation.
Attributable to a spokesperson of Google Inc
“We’re seeing reports that some users are not able to access YouTube in Turkey. There is no technical issue on our side and we’re looking into the situation.”
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:36 PM   #2
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the government banned youtube after the leaked voice recordings about their 'false flag' plans on Syria
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:37 PM   #3
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I would ban youtube too if I got busted plotting attacking my own people in order to go into a war and slaughter thousands. This is the kinda stuff that we always speculate about yet they got busted, I hope this regime's downfall will be quick and brutal.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:38 PM   #4
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Is this Erdogan guy really that stupid? This is how you start revolutions you idiot. Just think of Ukraine, only when Yanukovych passes the bill restricting the freedom of speech, protests got a lot more severe
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:38 PM   #5
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the government banned youtube after the leaked voice recordings about their 'false flag' plans on Syria
Originally Posted by oconnor View Post
Very very dirty plans. National Intelligence Organization (MİT) Undersecretary Hakan Fidan: "I’ll send 4 men to Syria, if that’s what it takes. I’ll make up a cause of war by ordering a missile attack on Turkey; we can also prepare an attack on Suleiman Shah Tomb if necessary."

Btw Suleiman Shah Tomb is a symbolic tomb in Syria and the only territory owned by Turkey outside of Turkish borders. It is protected by 23 Turkish soldiers and they discuss attacking that historical place and their own soldiers. I hate politics.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:41 PM   #6
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For the people, who don't know
Recent leak which probably triggered this ban (links turkish):
Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-1GooSDwJ8
Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm7eg0-IjlI
There are many more leaks, which show the dirty games from the turkish goverment.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:43 PM   #7
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For the people, who don't know
Recent leak which probably triggered this ban (links turkish):
Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-1GooSDwJ8
Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm7eg0-IjlI
There are many more leaks, which show the dirty games from the turkish goverment.
Originally Posted by tgs View Post
This is exactly why they are delusional and will fail. They can't ban as much as people can create. What a great time to be alive.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:44 PM   #8
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Very very dirty plans. National Intelligence Organization (MİT) Undersecretary Hakan Fidan: "I’ll send 4 men to Syria, if that’s what it takes. I’ll make up a cause of war by ordering a missile attack on Turkey; we can also prepare an attack on Suleiman Shah Tomb if necessary."

Btw Suleiman Shah Tomb is a symbolic tomb in Syria and the only territory owned by Turkey outside of Turkish borders. It is protected by 23 Turkish soldiers and they discuss attacking that historical place and their own soldiers. I hate politics.
Originally Posted by Fegasderty View Post
Maybe I'm missing something but shouldn't this be the headline? Casual discussion of faking a terrorist attack takes a back seat to banning YouTube (which of course won't work)? Can anyone believe anything the Turkish government has to say anymore?
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:45 PM   #9
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When turkey recently shot down that syrian plane I was thinking "Is this the old trick to get attention away from the scandals and get the nationalistic population of turkey back on his side?" And then when it worked so well I thought "Probably"
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:47 PM   #10
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They've blocked the Tor download page as well here are some mirrors.
https://twitter.com/telecomixturkey/...28407175929856
If you're in Turkey make sure to follow @TelecomixTurkey, they will help you.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:49 PM   #11
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For Turkish people - the best alternative is a chrome extension called 'Zenmate'. Easy to connect and very good speeds. Avoid Hotspot shield.
Source - A guy from Pakistan where youtube has been banned for 2 years and porn for 3 years.
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