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Social media outlets banned in Turkey

This week the Turkish government banned YouTube. This came less than a week after a similar blackout of Twitter. The government says it has blocked YouTube because of a leaked video of conversations of top government officials which created a "a national security issue.” Turkey is just days away from municipal elections which are considered to be a referendum on the government of Prime Minister Erdogan. Demir Demirkan, a member of the music group Painted on Water who is originally from Turkey and Tim Akimoff, WBEZ’s digital content editor, join us to discuss the ban. (Photo: AP/Burhan Ozbilici)

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