Turkey’s telecoms authority has shut down YouTube.

Regulators say an anonymous account posted what it presented as a leaked recording of a discussion between the country’s intelligence chief and military leaders about possible operations in Syria, according to Euronews.

It comes a week after Turkey tried to block access to microblogging site Twitter.

The government has indicated that it may block access to other social media platforms as well if users publish recordings or documents which threaten national security.

The audio uploaded onto YouTube has caused ‘a national security issue’, according to a spokesman from the prime minister’s office. The Turkish government is in talks with YouTube and the ban may be lifted if the audio in question is removed from the site.

Last week Turkey’s government restricted access to social networking site Twitter, but the ban was later overturned by a court.

QHA