Turkish court rules YouTube ban unconsitutional

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been plagued with corruption scandals, causing many to ask him to resign.
By Aileen Graef  |  April 4, 2014 at 2:09 PM
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ANKARA, Turkey, April 4 (UPI) -- A Turkish court ruled that the ban on YouTube was a violation of human rights after the government shut off access to both YouTube and Twitter.

The ban was placed on the website to stop the leak of recordings that implicated Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other members of the government in a corruption scandal. Erdogan has called social media "the worst menace to society," and has not changed his position since the Turkish court lifted the ban on Twitter earlier this week.

The court lifted the ban, but 15 videos remain blocked. Even though the court ruled the ban unconstitutional and a violation of human rights, it has also recently granted the government broad authority to censor the internet.

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