Youtube banned once again in Turkey

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 20, 2008
Updated • Oct 3, 2010
Internet, Youtube

Turkey has once again banned access to the video portal Youtube. Access to the website Youtube was blocked in Turkey after a court oder on Thursday. Turkish users seem to receive a message explaining the ban of Youtube. The reason for the third ban are once again videos that make fun of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey.

The first two bans have been lifted pretty fast after the videos had been removed by Youtube, it is unclear as of now which videos have been the reason for the ban. It would be nice if you could make a screenshot of the notice that you receive when visiting Youtube if you are accessing the Internet from Turkey.

My suggestion would be to try accessing Youtube by IP ( instead. If that is not working try a working proxy, this should work as always.

source: (Austrian)


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  1. Sandra Doc said on August 6, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Too bad for the Turks.. nice people with a blind Islamist gov

  2. steven said on July 23, 2008 at 1:21 am

    just use a proxy that supports youtube.. problem solved

  3. Someone said on May 21, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    jayjay …

    them ?
    they ?

    Aren’t you Turkish ? It’s clear from your English.

  4. traitor turk said on May 7, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    and our “VÄ°SE” goverment has block the youtube once again. i really don’t know what’s with these pricks tough they think they beat the youtube they just punished us.
    but one thing is clear

    if Mustafa Kemal would live he wouldn’t mind someone makin’ fun of him too much

  5. lol said on May 6, 2008 at 12:13 am

    lol we dont want join eu anyway block isnt good

  6. jayjay said on May 5, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Thats rubbish guys, i want turkey to become EU member they are a great people and there secular society is an asset to all modern day muslim countries (infact there army is very anti-islam. can you blame em)? It is a thriving modern country, unfortunately, this rule is hurting there accession. I know they will get rid of this law inorder to reach EU criteria to join.

  7. Martin said on January 21, 2008 at 3:39 am

    Thinker, they are not in the EU and I guess that the politicians and the people have different opinions if they should join.. But who is going to ask the people, eh..

  8. Thinker said on January 21, 2008 at 2:23 am

    I though same :) I wish they were never in EU.

  9. smoke said on January 20, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    and this country want’s to become a eu member.

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