Turkey Banned Video Sharing Website Vimeo?

VimeoQuite recently I came to know Turkey (officially as the Republic of Turkey) banned the popular video sharing website Vimeo.

Vimeo is a respectful community of creative people who are passionate about sharing the videos they make. Vimeo is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos.

It was founded by Zach Klein and Jakob Lodwick in November 2004.

It’s not a big news since Turkey banned YouTube several times since March 2007, even though the country’s President Abdullah Gül expressed his disapproval of the country’s blocking of YouTube. The screenshot shown below proves the title is right.

Turkey banned Vimeo

But some people from Turkey say it might be due to copyright infringement or violating policy. It is just banned as a precaution for now.

Screenshot Credit : @kitiarauthmatar

Any of HBB’s readers from Turkey!? Vimeo banned in Turkey for sure? Please share your opinions below.

24 thoughts on “Turkey Banned Video Sharing Website Vimeo?”

  1. These days, banning popular websites is becoming popular. Its really sad to see these things.

  2. I am a foreigner living in turkey. Turkey suck for this kind of Censures, but i use to manipulate firefox proxy settings to use youtube and other banned websites 🙂

  3. Hello,

    – Vimeo banned today because it was hosting a hidden sex video of a Turkish politician. (Video is already removed from vimeo.com)

    – Metacafe banned in May because there was a hidden sex video of another Turkish politician.

    – Youtube banned because there were some videos insulting Turkishness and founder of Turkish Republic.

    There are more then 7365 websites banned in Turkey.
    You can visit engelliweb.com to see all of them…

  4. I dont support the ban at all but, the decision of the ban is because they couldnt get the content removed from the sites.And at last they go with banning the whole website.

  5. its a nonsense from the govt which rules , why an international site be banned with no proafanity . if there is an objectionable content , just flag it for removal …..

  6. yes Youtube is still banned. And Vimeo too has been banned recently. Its sad truley…

    But the biggest reason of these activities are the videos who try to humiliate our great leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.


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