Google has filed a protest with the Turkish courts about the government's country-wide ban of YouTube, according to a Turkish newspaper.
The Hurriyet Daily News reported that attorney GAPnenASS GA1/4rkaynak filed a complaint on behalf of YouTube to the Turkish Constitutional Court protesting that the video-sharing service was blocked by the Turkey's Telecommunications Authority (T0B) without a court decision.
The lawyer also filed a lawsuit in the Ankara 4th Administrative Court, requesting a demand of a stay of execution and cancellation of the ban, the newspaper reported.
TIB blocked YouTube March 27, after audio recordings of a state security meeting concerning Syria were posted to the site.
TIB stated that the material had represented a threat against national security. The recording supposedly is of the Turkish head of intelligence calling for an attack of Syria.
The ban was lifted Saturday, but a local court, the GAPlba_1 Criminal Court of First Instance, reversed that decision, stating that the ban would continue until the "criminal content" was removed, according to the newspaper.
GA1/4rkaynak also represented Twitter when that company's service was banned by the Turkish government in March.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for additional comment.
This story, "Google protests Turkish YouTube ban" was originally published by IDG News Service .