Skip to comments.Turkey shuts off YouTube after 'Syria invasion plan' leak
Posted on 03/28/2014 2:06:14 PM PDT by tcrlaf
Access to YouTube has been cut off in Turkey after an explosive leak of audiotapes that appeared to show ministers talking about provoking military intervention in Syria. Other social media have already been blocked ahead of tumultuous local elections.
The latest leaked audio recording, which reportedly led to the ban, appears to show top government officials discussing a potential attack on the tomb of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire.
The tomb is in Syrian territory, but protected by Turkish soldiers.
On the tape, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu is heard saying that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sees any attack as an "opportunity" to increase Turkish presence in Syria, where it has staunchly supported the anti-Assad rebels. Security chief Hakan Fidan then goes one step further, and suggests staging a fake attack to give Turkey a casus belli to intervene in the conflict.
"I'll send 4 men from Syria, if that's what it takes. I'll make up a cause of war by ordering a missile attack on Turkey; we can also prepare an attack on Suleiman Shah Tomb if necessary," the security chief said.
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Gosh, it’s SO GREAT we’re lead by a guy who would NEVAR do this.
My daughter in Istanbul said it really isn’t a big deal. Most everyone has VPN, and goes around the ban. We can still Facebook, Oovoo and Tweet with them. The information is getting to the public.
You do know who is behind all these revelations, no?