Facebook, twitter, youtube blocked in Turkey

Published on April 07, 2015 14:49:49 PM
Twitter has complied with Turkey's request to remove photographs of a prosecutor held at gunpoint by far-left militants, an official said on Monday, and a ban on it ended hours after being imposed.

YouTube, which was also banned by the authorities after an Istanbul court ordered social media to remove any content showing the kidnapped prosecutor, remained blocked on Monday as talks regarding the issue continued, the official said.

Other social media sites were affected as well. Facebook said it had complied with a court order to restrict access to some content or face a block on its service. A company spokesman said it would comply with the order.