Turkey blocked YouTube as a precaution after voice recordings purportedly of senior officials discussing a potential military operation in Syria created “a national security issue”, a source at the prime minister’s office said on Thursday.
The source said that Turkey was in talks with the video sharing platform and may lift the ban if YouTube agreed to remove the content.
Erdogan says leaking of Syria recording is “villainous”
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday the posting on YouTube of a recording purportedly of top officials discussing possible military operations in Syria was “villainous”.
“They even leaked a national security meeting. This is villainous, this is dishonesty. Who are you serving by doing audio surveillance of such an important meeting?” Erdogan told a crowd of supporters in Diyarbakir.