Youtube is banned, because it ows the State money through its Adsense business. Goggle does not pay any taxes to Turkish State. It refuses, so we have banned them to eliminate that competition from Turkish advertisers who reside in Turkey and pay their taxes. Now it is very likely that Facebook will get banned, this seems to be problematic as 22.5 Million Turks have accounts on Facebook and represent 4th biggest nationaliy on it Facebook may be next victim of Turkeys Internet bans - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review The head of the Telecommunication Transmission Directorate is currently facing a prison jail of 1-3 years for not following the order to restrict acces to a Facebook group, where opposition leader Mr. Kilicdaroglu was added as a PKK member of that PKK group. There was complaint regarding this issue in the courts, and Facebook did not show up in the court.