Turkey blocks Charlie Hebdo websites as anger rises in Islamic world

January 14, 2015 10:59 PM

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Turkey blocks Charlie Hebdo websites as anger rises in Islamic world

[ISTANBUL] A Turkish court on Wednesday ordered a block on websites featuring the controversial front cover of the first issue of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo since the massacre at its offices, as anger grew in the Islamic world over the edition.

The court in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, responding to a petition brought by a single lawyer, ordered the block on websites displaying the cover which shows the Muslim Prophet Mohammed, the state Anatolia news agency reported.

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