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YouTube Ban in Turkey Days Before Elections

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan blocked the use of YouTube in the country on Thursday, just three days before local elections are to take place, and just one week after measures were taken against the use of Twitter in Turkey. The Turkish government appears to have blocked the video-sharing site after a recording was posted on YouTube that reportedly showed government …

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Twitter Ban Struck Down By Turkish Court

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared that the world would “witness the power of the Turkish Republic.” Now it is Erdogan who is witnessing the power of the Turkish court system. On Wednesday, a Turkish court ordered the lifting of the Twitter ban imposed last week. Erdogan pushed for the social media ban following the spread of recordings that …

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Twitter Ban In Turkey: What Was The True Goal?

“We’ll eradicate Twitter,” declared Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “I don’t care what the international community says. Everyone will witness the power of the Turkish Republic.” Then on Thursday at around midnight, Turkish citizens found that Twitter had been banned. Where did this sudden need to “eliminate” Twitter actually come from? It seems that Erdogan, who is otherwise supportive …

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