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TURKEY: YouTube banned, again, over sex-scandal video

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Turkey has reimposed a ban on YouTube after the site refused to remove footage linked to a political sex scandal that erupted earlier this year.

The ban was reinstated just days after being lifted following a similar disagreement over videos, deemed illegal by authorities, that make fun of Turkey’s founding figure Mustafa Kamel Ataturk.

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By Thursday, it appeared Turkey had blocked YouTube once again. The footage in question shows Turkey’s main former opposition leader, Deniz Baykal, meeting a female staffer in a hotel room for a romantic tryst. Baykal resigned in May after the video surfaced.

Watch part of the footage here.

-- Meris Lutz in Beirut


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