A Turkish court has ruled that a blanket ban on YouTube violates human rights and ordered that most of the restrictions be lifted, citing a court ruling this week that scrapped a similar ban on Twitter.
The Turkish telecoms authority, TIB, blocked access to both sites after anonymously leaked recordings embarrassed the government of the prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. The YouTube ban was imposed a week after the Twitter ban.
The Twitter ban was lifted on Thursday, a day after Turkey's constitutional court ruled it illegal, and the telecoms authority told internet service providers to start restoring access.
A court in Ankara cited the lifting of the Twitter ban in its ruling on Friday in the YouTube case, saying the ban was too broad, and instead blocked access to 15 videos.