There's a running fight going on between Turkey and Youtube, with Turkish users currently banned from the site.
Turkey is getting a dressing-down today from free press organization Reporters Without Borders, as the country's blockage of YouTube enters year two.
Google's video-sharing site has been banned a number of times in Turkey since early 2007, in most cases because of videos deemed insulting to the country's founding father, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk...
Translation: "Access to this site has been denied by court order!" Ways to evade the ban: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/200...wto_evade_tur/
As far as i know the thing which started all this was a Turkish video on youtube, claiming that homosexuality started in Greece 3000 years ago and greeks have been gay ever since.
In response to this, comes the Ataturk video which was childish and a bit over the line.
And then the Turkish newspapers dive in, turning this shitty video into a cyber war.
As far as i can tell there are two reasons for the newspapers to dive in:
1. They are to lazy to find real news.
2. They like the idea of Youtube getting out of the picture and their video sites sharing that heavy traffic.
And they have sucseeded of course.
I have been watching Turkish users behaivors on the net for a while and believe me when i say there are no better flooders on the net than us. We can gather hundrends of thousands of people within hours and flood the hell out of anysite with abuse.
Which we did to youtube as well.
And the funny part begins here:
The day after the incident, a DA in İstanbul reads the news, wants a copy of a video. It comes burned in a disc, he watches it, founds the youtube guilty and orders Turk Telekom to ban the site.
I think the next step will be banning Google, as it leads to a lot of anti turkish material when you use the right keywords.
All in all Turkish users cannot reach Youtube as a result of general stupidity mixed with a Greek kid with bad skills in Flash.
I won’t really blame you, if you laugh