Boy, those Turkish do take their history seriously. They’ve banned YouTube after some Greek jokesters made a video implying Turkey’s founding president, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, likes boys. Making fun of Ataturk’s strictly forbidden in Turkey. Refusing to rise above, a Turkish citizen suggested that homosexuality started in Greek – a somewhat valid point, actually.
A Turkish spokesperson at the London Embassy said the government has nothing to say about the matter:
The videos included parts which insulted Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, our founding father. There is no explanation from the Turkish government, it was a court verdict. English profanities were placed on top of the Turkish flag and pictures of Ataturk.
Wait, the profanities were in English? Uh-oh…
This story got us to thinking – we wonder if we’re banned in Turkey. We have a feeling we probably are…hey, any Turks out there??