Turkey: Prosecutor Orders Social Media Sites Blocked

April 6, 2015 4:56 PM

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Turkey: Prosecutor Orders Social Media Sites Blocked

(ISTANBUL) — A Turkish prosecutor has ordered Internet providers to block social networking sites, including Twitter and YouTube, a spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday.

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

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