YouTube expects Turkey to restore access after removing videos
Associated Press - March 27, 2008 1:14 PM ET
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) - YouTube has removed several video clips that had prompted Turkish authorities to block access to the video-sharing Web site.
A court in the capital of Ankara banned access to the site at the request of a prosecutor who had argued the clips were disrespectful to a Turkish war hero who founded Turkey from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire.
In a statement in Turkish sent to the The Associcated Press, YouTube said after reviewing the video it removed the clips because of their content.
YouTube officials were expecting to have access to the site restored soon.
YouTube is owned by Mountain View-based Google.
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