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Turkish court lifts YouTube ban

[JURIST] A Turkish court on Friday lifted a ban on YouTube [corporate website] two days after the court banned the popular video-sharing website [JURIST report]. The court had ordered telecom providers in the country to block access because of videos allegedly insulting the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk [Turkish News profile]. It is unclear why the court lifted the ban.

The controversial videos caused an uproar among Turks and led to prosecutors recommending the website be banned. During the past week, the country's media has been reporting a "virtual war" on YouTube between Turkey and Greece [JURIST news archives], in which citizens of both countries have been creating videos to mock the other. AP has more.

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