Turkey blocks access to Twitter, Whatsapp: internet monitoring group

November 4, 2016 1:59 AM EDT

A Twitter logo on an iPhone display is pictured next to a Turkish flag in this photo illustration taken in Istanbul March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer


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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Access to social media sites Twitter and Whatsapp 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 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.

(Reporting by Can Sezer; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk)



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