On Thursday Turkey lifted its ban on Twitter(s twtr) and on Friday the same looks set to happen regarding YouTube(s goog) — sort of. According to reports, an Ankara court decided that blocking the whole of YouTube was overdoing it; the court said only 15 contentious videos should remain blocked. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an reportedly said he would grudgingly comply. His social media crackdown followed multiple leaks of purported evidence showing corruption all the way to the top of the Turkish administration, though the YouTube ban may have been triggered by a leaked phonecall in which officials discussed possible military action in Syria.
This time the cause seems to be a leaked intelligence conversation regarding possible military action in Syria.