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Turkey moves to block YouTube, but attempt fails

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ISTANBUL — Turkish authorities pressed Thursday to block access to YouTube following similar action against Twitter, a move sure to provoke further outrage in a country where social media is widely used.

Turkey’s technology minister, Fikri Isik, said the national telecommunications authority was imposing the block “as a precaution” after an audio recording of a government security meeting was leaked on the video-sharing website.

Despite the government’s actions, YouTube was still widely accessible following the announcement.

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