The constitutional court in Turkey has ruled that a block on access to YouTube is a violation of rights, local media have reported. The block was imposed by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government two months ago.
Blocks on access to YouTube and Twitter were imposed after audio recordings, purportedly revealing corruption in Erdogan's inner circle, were leaked on the sites. The block on access to Twitter was lifted in April.
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A court has lifted the ban on YouTube in Turkey but 15 videos will continue to be blocked, Ankara court documents show.
Officials had blocked access to the site as a "precaution" after voice recordings purportedly of senior officials discussing a potential operation in Syria were posted on the video-sharing website.
Twitter users inside Turkey have been expressing their frustration at the reported YouTube ban.
Google said it was looking into reports that users in Turkey are unable to access YouTube. IN a statement, it said there was "no technical issue" on their side, and that they were looking into the problem.
We're seeing reports that some users are not able to access YouTube in Turkey. There is no technical issue on our side and we're looking into the situation.
Turkey has blocked access to YouTube as a "precaution" officials said, after voice recordings purportedly of senior officials discussing a potential operation in Syria created a "national security issue", a source at the prime minister's office told Reuters.
The source said Turkey was in talks with YouTube and may lift the ban if the content was removed.
The comes less than a week after the Turkish prime minister blocked access to Twitter after vowing to "eradicate" the social media site.
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan threatened to ban Facebook and Youtube earlier in the month after wiretapped audio recordings linking him to allegations of corruption damaged the government's reputation ahead of local elections.
Mr Erdogan insists the recordings, widely shared on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, were fabrications.
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Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has said the nation could ban Facebook and YouTube, which he says have been abused by his political enemies, after local elections on March 30.
Erdogan is locked in a power struggle with the US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, a former ally who he says is behind a stream of "fabricated" audio recordings posted on the internet allegedly revealing corruption in his inner circle.
"We are determined on this subject. We will not leave this nation at the mercy of YouTube and Facebook," Erdogan said.
He added that the possible barring of these sites was included in his planned measures.