Google Translate, Google Docs, Google Books among the blocked sites
Looks like the Internet censorship drama across the globe will continue for quite some time now. Just after we reported about Bangladesh lifting the blockage on Facebook, it's Turkey's turn to impose restrictions on Internet search giant Google.
The country's telecom regulator, The Telecommunications Communications Presidency, has in an official statement announced the ban on the access of many Google IP addresses citing "legal" reasons. Turkey, however, hasn't made these reasons clear. They have also not confirmed if this ban is temporary or permanent.
The banned IP addresses include the ones of translate.google.com, books.google.com, Google-analytics.com, tools.google.com, docs.google.com.
It is pertinent to note is that fact the country had also banned access to YouTube since the past month owing to some derogatory videos related to Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.