After Bangladesh lifted the blockage on Facebook, it’s Turkey’s turn to impose restrictions on Internet search giant Google.
Citing some legal reasons, the Republic of Turkey has imposed a ban on Internet search giant Google. Many of the services offered by Google such as translate.google.com, books.google.com, Google-analytics.com, tools.google.com, docs.google.com have been blocked in the country by related authorities.
The Telecommunications Communications Presidency in an official statement has announced the imposition of ban on Google Internet Protocol addresses due to some legal reasons. Also, the duration of this ban is still not clear.
Youtube.com is already banned in the country for since May 5, 2008. The video content based site is inaccessible in Turkey for containing some derogatory videos related to Turkey’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
According to the statement, some of the Google applications might be blocked completely and some of them might take longer to load.
Turkey has barred access to document-sharing tools and also to translation tools among other sites of Google. It has also banned the use of YouTube, the most popular video-sharing website because of some alleged abuse against the founder of Turkey.