17 June 2010

TR- Turkey extends the censorship of YouTube

So far, Turkey does not seem to be impressed by the criticism against its censorship policy regarding Internet content and blocking of websites. On 4 June 2010, the High Council for Telecommunications reported having asked ISPs to block additional YouTube-linked IP addresses and since then, Turkish Internet users have had problems accessing Google services such as Google Analytics, Google Translate, Google AdWords or Google Docs. The Turkish authorities have been blocking access to YouTube since May 2008 because of videos considered to be insulting for Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the Turkish republic's founder. Reporters Without Borders added Turkey to the list of "countries under surveillance" in its report on "Enemies of the Internet," issued in March 2010.