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Turkey restores access to YouTube after 2-month black-out

Following a Constitutional Court ruling that found blocking access to You Tube in Turkey violated freedom of speech, the Telecommunications Directorate unblocked the site on Tuesday.
By JC Finley Follow @JC_Finley Contact the Author   |   June 3, 2014 at 10:45 AM

ANKARA, Turkey, June 3 (UPI) -- Turkey's Telecommunications Directorate has made YouTube accessible to Turkish users again.

Access to YouTube was restored on Tuesday after the Constitutional Court ruled that banning the website was a violation of freedom of speech.

The ban, in place for 67 days, was implemented by the Turkish government after a sensitive video allegedly showing officials discussing a military incursion into Syria was leaked online by an anonymous user on March 27.

A similar ban on the micro-blogging site Twitter was also deemed a violation of free speech by the Constitutional Court.

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