Turkish court upholds YouTube ban

Turkish court upholds YouTube ban

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Turkey will uphold its ban on video sharing site YouTube, backtracking after an Ankara court granted access to the site, according to a report.

The South African Press Association reports the court lifted a ban from March 27, saying it violated human rights, instead banning access to 15 videos.

However, the ban has been reinstated until audio recordings showing top-level talks on Syria are removed. Officials were recorded discussing possible military action targeting the war torn country.

HumanIPO reported last month the country banned social media platform Twitter. Prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would “wipe out” the platform after it failed to abide by a number of court orders to remove content implicating him in a corruption scandal.

However, the Turkish Constitutional Court overturned the ban after opposition lawyers said the move was unconstitutional, allowing users to once again gain access to the platform.

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