World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish authorities have launched on Tuesday legal procedures for removal of video content of infamous anti-Islam movie "Innocence of Muslims" on specified URLs.
The move came after the directives of the Turkish Minister of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yildirim.
In a written statement released Tuesday, the Press and Public Relations Office of the Turkish Ministry of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications said that the movie "Innocence of Muslim" insulted religious values and beliefs and could be accessed on many video sites, beginning with Youtube.
"We have launched on Tuesday legal procedures for removal of video content of infamous anti-Islam movie 'Innocence of Muslims' on specified URLs after the movie caused unrest both in Turkey and in the world as a production insulting Islam and the Muslims and carrying a provocative content," the statement also said.
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