Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Turkey blocks its citizens from Twitter, Facebook, Youtube…

In the latest crackdown on social media in Turkey, the country has banned access to Twitter and YouTube after images of a prosecutor held hostage by far-Left militants were published by media and users.

The ban comes a year after the same networks were blocked in the run-up to local elections in March 2014. In the period leading up to the websites being blocked, recordings purportedly suggesting corruption among Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s – then-prime minister – circle were shared online.
Turkish media and Reuters said the ban was an order from the court after individuals had complained. Later the news agency reported a Turkish prosecutor sought the ban and that Ibrahim Kalin, a presidential spokesman, said the ban related to the picture of Mehmet Selim Kiraz.
“The demand from the prosecutor’s office is that this image not be used anywhere in electronic platforms,” he told a news conference in Ankara.
Facebook had also been banned but Hurriyet Daily News reported that the social networking site quickly complied with the court order, according to Tayfun Acarer, the head of the Information and Communications Technologies Authority (BTK).


  1. Oh my, that doesn't sound good.

  2. Banning someone from socialmedia no pure at all....

  3. They want some people to die prematurely, fah!