Turkish prosecutor seeks to block social media over posting of photos by terrorist group

April 6, 2015 12:14 PM

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ISTANBUL – A spokesman for Turkey's president says that a prosecutor has ordered Internet providers to block social networking sites, including Twitter and YouTube.

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. Government officials have blasted Turkish media for posting the images.

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