Turkey: Dailymotion blocked

Access to the french video-sharing website Dailymotion.com has been blocked in Turkey since August 2nd 2008. According to Erkan Saka, an Istanbul-based blogger, “the decision to ban the site came without any explanation.”

This is the second instance of a popular video-sharing website being blocked in Turkey. YouTube was blocked on and off over videos deemed insulting to the country’s founding father, Kemal Atatürk.

A similar situation is found in Tunisia where both video-sharing websites, Dailymotion and Youtube, are made inaccessible.


  • […] the periodic bans on YouTube, and on the social-networking widget site Slide, oh..and now on Dailymotion as well. I think that is all.. Isn’t it? It is hard to keep track now-a-days and frustrating. […]

  • […] ai danni di YouTube, del sito di applicazioni per social network Slide… ah, e adesso anche di Dailymotion. Credo di averli nominati tutti… o forse no? Ormai è difficile e frustrante tenere […]

  • The devil cannot be laughed at Islamic states are always going to revert to ISlam at the point of conflict.

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    […] mantiene bloqueado desde mayo de 2008 el servicio de vídeos Youtube, y también mantuvo censurado Dailymotion por alojar alguno donde al parecer se insultaba al fundador y padre de la República, Kemal […]

  • […] also blocks access to both video-sharing websites, Youtube and Dailymotion over videos deemed insulting to the country’s founding father, Kemal […]

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