Turkey blocks access to Twitter, WhatsApp: Reports

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.

By: Reuters | Istanbul | Updated: November 4, 2016 11:52 am
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Access to social media sites Twitter and WhatsApp was blocked in Turkey on Friday, an internet monitoring group said, following the detentions of 11 pro-Kurdish lawmakers in the mainly Kurdish southeast overnight.

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.