"Banning YouTube, Google's blogging site, the websites of a teachers' trade union, Richard Dawkins and even a Turkish dictionary stands alongside more than 40 cases against writers and journalists even since the reform of the so-called anti-Turkishness article of the penal code," Richard Howitt, the vice president of the European Parliament's Human Rights Sub-Committee, said in a written statement on Friday.
The British Euro MP called for the ban to be overturned at a meeting with Turkish Justice Minister Mehmet Ali Sahin in
Howitt criticized the ban, saying that around 1,000 websites are blocked in
As a modern country looking forward to European Union membership,
Access to the world's largest video-sharing site, YouTube, has been blocked from