Turkey blocks social media sites following hostage photo-leak

Published April 6th, 2015 - 01:00 GMT

Turkey has blocked access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube after the sites published photos last week of a prosecutor who had been taken hostage with a gun to his head, Turkish daily Hurriyet reported on Monday.

Am official confirmed to Hurriyet that the country's leading Internet service providers had implemented the ban on the social media sites. 

A total of 166 websites that published the photo of the prosecutor, who was eventually killed in a raid to free him, were ordered by a Turkish court to be blocked, Hurriyet reported.


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