Turkish Government Blocks YouTube After Court Overturns Twitter Ban

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Turkish authorities have blocked YouTube just one day after a court ruled that the government could not block Twitter.

The ban comes in response to a leaked recording of a security meeting that was posted to YouTube. According to The Hürriyet Daily News, the leak shows several high-level government officials discussing the tomb of Suleyman Shah.

The tomb is Turkish territory and protected by Turkish troops, but is landlocked by the Manbij district of Syria. A radical Islamist group has reportedly demanded that Turkish troops leave the area.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called the leak “immoral, vile, ignomious.”

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