Turkey faces legal challenge over YouTube ban; Turkey goes into battle with Google
Posted in: Censorship at 05/07/2010 18:19
An internet rights group has launched a legal challenge in Turkey over a ban on access to a host of Google-owned sites.
The case, in which the Internet Technologies Association argues that the restrictions illegally discriminate against millions of users, is the latest front in an ongoing dispute that raises questions about free speech in a country attempting to join the EU.
Turkey goes into battle with Google
Last month Turks found they could not access many Google services. YouTube is already banned. The BBC's Jonathan Head looks at this brewing battle between Turkey and one of the giants of the internet.
Sitting in an Istanbul cafe Ozan Tuzun taps away furiously on the keyboard of his laptop, trying to break the invisible walls that surround him.
"I'm going to DNS.com now to take one of their numbers... I enter it... no that didn't work. Right let's try to get a DNS from Google... no... ok we'll try Ktunnel..."