Vimeo, one of world’s leading video-sharing networks, has been banned in Turkey after an order made by Istanbul 10th Peace Crime Court on January 8.
Vimeo, a US-based video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos, has been blocked in Turkey following a ruling by the Criminal Court of Peace late on Thursday.
The blocking of Vimeo comes after protesters frequently used the website to share videos covering the nationwide anti-government demonstrations during month-long protests last summer over the government's proposed plan to redevelop Taksim's Gezi Park.
Previously, Turkey’s Telecommunications Administration (TIB) restricted the access to the website on October 1, 2010, saying that it “had inappropriate content”.
On May 5, 2008, Turkish authorities banned YouTube due to content that “insulted” Ataturk - the founder of Turkey. The ban lasted over the course of two years. Similar bans were also issued on popular sites like Dailymotion, Myspace and Geocities.
Turkey reached to blocked/banned website number is 37,386 with Vimeo now.