Social media outlets banned in Turkey

Social media outlets banned in Turkey
Social media outlets banned in Turkey

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)