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 .