YouTube bans access to 12 videos in Turkey for insulting Prophet Muhammad

ANADOLU AGENCY
ANKARA
Published 22.06.2015 13:04
Updated 22.06.2015 13:07
A picture illustration shows a photo taken of a YouTube error logo, displayed on a cell phone in front of a YouTube logo on an LCD screen, in central Bosnian town of Zenica, early June 18, 2014 (Reuters Photo)
A picture illustration shows a photo taken of a YouTube error logo, displayed on a cell phone in front of a YouTube logo on an LCD screen, in central Bosnian town of Zenica, early June 18, 2014 (Reuters Photo)

The video-sharing website YouTube has banned access to 12 videos that are said to insult Prophet Muhammad following a Turkish court decision on Monday, according to court officials.

The verdict of the magistrates' court of Golbasi in Ankara was submitted to YouTube by the local access provider in Turkey and access to the 12 videos was blocked in the country.

Evaluating the application of the public prosecutor's office, the magistrates' court had decided that access to YouTube would have been completely barred had the 12 videos not been blocked.

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