Breaking News

YouTube Access is Banned in Turkey
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Turkey has banned YouTube after an audio recording of Turkey’s foreign minister, its intelligence chief and an undersecretary of foreign affairs discussing a military incursion into Syria was leaked online, according to reports by Bloomberg News. The Turkish foreign minister called the act a “declaration of war” against the Turkish state.

Turkey’s location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia makes it a country of significant geostrategic importance. Islam is the dominant religion of Turkey; it exceeds 99% if secular people of Muslim background are included.

  
What
Where


According to the Reuters news agency, who examined the recording, they said it could not verify its authenticity but it was potentially the most damaging purported leak so far as it appeared to have originated from the bugging of a highly confidential and sensitive conversation. Bloomberg news has reported that, there is no way to independently verify the authenticity of the recording or when it was made.

The government has imposed a temporary ban on the news about the recording, according to the website of Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog, and that Turkey’s telecommunications authority said it has blocked access to YouTube where the recording was posted. They did so without citing a reason.

USA Today reported that the Turkish foreign ministry claimed that the recording had been manipulated. According to France24.com, Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that the leaks are part of a plot orchestrated by his political enemies to undermine him ahead of the March 30 elections. At an election rally in Diyarbakir, Erdogan attacked the leak of the recording saying that it was “unethical, sordid and contemptible.” He also vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice, saying: “We’ll go after them in their lairs.” Between 2013-2014 there have been protests against what large sections of the Turkish public perceive is a growing authoritarianism of Erdogan and his government policies.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Image credit: www.alabamanewsday.com





 

RELEVANT JOBS

Paralegal / Legal Assistant

USA-NY-Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND PLAINTIFFS PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM IS SEEKING A FULL TIME/PART TIME PARALEGAL/LE...

Apply now

Attorney

USA-WA-Walla Walla

When the COVID crisis hit our state, we continued serving clients in our community. We are...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-FL-Orlando

A/V Rated Downtown Orlando Law firm of Fisher Rushmer, P.A. is seeking an associate with 2 - 6 years...

Apply now

Legal Extern / Litigation Law Clerk

USA-VA-Alexandria

Old Towne Associates, P.C. (Alexandria, VA) Legal Extern Openings - Class of 2021 and 2022 ...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mergers and Acquisitions Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office of a BCG Attorney Search top ranked law firm seeks Mergers and Acquisitions Associa...

Apply Now

Senior Wealth Management Group Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office of our client seeks Senior Wealth Management Group Associate Attorney with 9 years ...

Apply Now

Bankruptcy Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of a BCG Attorney Search top ranked law firm seeks Bankruptcy Associate Attorney ...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top