Turkey blocks access to Twitter, Whatsapp, says monitoring group

Internet restrictions are increasingly being used in Turkey in a bid to suppress media coverage of political incidents, the monitoring group said. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Turkey Nov 04, 2016, 06.49 AM (IST)

Turkey today blocked access to the social media sites, Twitter and Whatapp, an internet monitoring group said, Reuters reported. 

 

Access was being blocked by throttling, an expert from the monitoring group Turkey Blocks said, a method of slowing certain websites to the point where they are unusable.

 

Restrictions on messaging service WhatsApp and Instagram have also now been detected, Turkey blocks said. 

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According to the monitoring group, internet restrictions are increasingly being used in Turkey in a bid to suppress media coverage of political incidents. 

 

The crackdown comes shortly after  11 pro-Kurdish lawmakers were detained in the mainly Kurdish southeast overnight.

(WION)