Turkey blocks access to Twitter, Whatsapp - internet monitoring group

Access to social media sites Twitter and Whatapp 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.

Reuters| Updated: Nov 04, 2016, 16:23 PM IST
Turkey blocks access to Twitter, Whatsapp - internet monitoring group

Istandul: Access to social media sites Twitter and Whatapp 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 of Twitter, WhatsApp and the others 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