Oh boy, YouTube files complaint to Turkish Constitutional Court…. While US envoy says Turkey?s image hurt by graft claims….

YouTube has filed an individual complaint to the Turkish Constitutional Court against the ongoing ban through its lawyer
The US top diplomat in Turkey issues a veiled rebuke of the Turkish government for its recent censorship of Twitter and YouTube, saying ?it makes no sense
I was waiting for the full results to write something about the March 30 local elections, but it took longer and longer amid widespread fraud allegations and suspicious acts. The objections were so serious in some provinces that in one of them polls will be repeated. After the result is finalized in Ankara in spite of recurring complaints, though, I can say something now:

Hezbollah chief says danger to Syria regime over

Syria’s regime is no longer in danger of being toppled and the risk of the country being divided has passed, the head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah said
There is no doubt that a deadly bombing in Reyhanlı was committed by Damascus, officials have claimed
The counting of votes for the municipality of the northeastern city of Ağrı will be repeated, following an objection filed by the ruling AKP

YouTube ban violates human rights, says Turkish court

 World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk
Court orders that most restrictions on video site be lifted day after prime minister Erdoan’s Twitter ban ruled illegal
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu stated that YouTube ban was related to the national security. Telecommunications Communication Authorities, on the other hand, announced that the ban was due to ?the crimes committed against Atatürk?.

Erdoğan?s Pyrrhic Victory

 Project Syndicate by Sinan Ülgen
Turkey?s beleaguered Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) have emerged victorious from this week’s local elections. Still, the AKP’s triumph is unlikely to restore internal stability, much less revive Turkey’s tarnished international standing.
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