Turkey’s top court found that a blanket ban on YouTube violated rights

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ANKARA: On Thursday, Turkey’s top court found that a blanket ban on YouTube violated individual rights and freedom, clearing the way for the popular video-sharing site to return.

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On March 27, YouTube was banned in Turkey later than the site was utilized to distribute audio recordings where senior government, armed forces and intelligence officials are allegedly heard weighing possible military action inside Syria.

The decision was in reply to individual complaints to the constitutional court on the grounds of a breach of rights.

The court’s conclusion is “binding” and access to YouTube could be awarded in the coming time of days.

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