# Thursday, March 08, 2007

YouTube has been banned in Turkey after a video insulting the country’s leader was posted on the website. The video which sparked the ban claimed that the Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was a homosexual. This led to a Turkish court ordering that access to YouTube should be blocked. Insulting Ataturk is currently a criminal offence in Turkey.

Thursday, March 08, 2007 1:51:30 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Not a very good move in my opinion. All they have done is blocked one of the Internets most popular sites and now made people who were not aware of it very aware of this video. If I know how these things work, people will try to get hold of this video more than ever for the very fact that it was banned to see what the fuss was about. They should have just kept quiet about it and let it pass, now every video site on the net will try to get hold of it.
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