YouTube removes video of Erdoğan’s communications director due to “hate speech”


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YouTube removed the video of a speech by Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun due to “hate speech” against Armenians.

On April 24, Altun delivered a speech at an event commemorating Turkish diplomats murdered by the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA) in the 1970s and 1980s.

After YouTube banned the video, Altun accused the platform of “hypocrisy.”

“I regret to say that the speech I gave at the Martyred Diplomats Exhibition was censored by YouTube. This speech supposedly contained hate speech,” Altun said on Twitter.

“YouTube, which ignores hate speech against Islam and Muslims and easily opens space for the campaign to smear terrorist organizations, considers what we have said about the murderous terrorists who martyred our Turkish diplomats as a crime of hate!

“Like it or not, we will continue to say on all occasions that terrorism has no language, religion or race.

“We have seen once again that we need indigenous and national platforms in the field of media and communication, as we need them in all fields.”

On April 24, Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, the Communications Directorate organized the Martyr Diplomats Exhibition, which was held simultaneously at Istanbul Sirkeci Station and Los Angeles. (KÖ / VK)

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