Order to block Turkey social media

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Published: Monday 6th April 2015 by The News Editor

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A prosecutor has ordered internet providers to block social networking sites including Twitter and YouTube in Turkey, a spokesman for the president says.

The request stems from postings of photos that show militants pointing a gun at a prosecutor who died last week in a shootout between police and the Marxists who were holding him hostage.

Government officials have blasted Turkish media for posting the images.

The government-run Anadolu Agency quoted the Union of Internet Providers as confirming that access to Twitter and YouTube has been blocked.

Last year, Turkey closed down access to YouTube and Twitter after leaked recordings suggested corruption by people close to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Published: Monday 6th April 2015 by The News Editor

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