Turkey lifts ban on Youtube

Turkey’s longstanding ban on YouTube, the world’s largest and most popular video-sharing website, was lifted October 30 by an Ankara court following the removal of controversial videos from the service. YouTube was banned in Turkey on May, 5, 2008, on charges of breaking the Law on Crimes Against Atatürk.

The ban on the site sparked widespread discussions about Internet freedom in Turkey, where many users had continued to watch YouTube videos by changing their computer settings or using proxy software programs.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News

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