Turkey Lifts YouTube Ban After 67 Days

Youtube logoTurkey has finally lifted ban on YouTube after 67 days which was imposed by the Turkish government after a court ruling last week that the abrupt ban imposed in March was in violation of free speech guaranteed in the constitution.

This decision by the court was similar to the decision it gave in case of a similar blockage of Twitter by the Turkish Government.

Both these bans were severely criticized internally and externally and Google was one of the parties that challenged the ban.

Tech savvy users were able to avoid this censorship by using VPN services and proxy but the lifting of ban today marks an end to a bitter censorship.

Lower law courts in Turkey had already gave decisions against the ban but the Turkish government had waited until the ruling from the top court of Turkey before lifting the ban.

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