Turkey blocks pro-Kurdish and left-wing websites as military action ramps up
- The Telecommunications Directorate, Turkey’s official Internet-monitoring organization, targeted websites from Turkey and Iraq in the shutdown following the murder of two police officers by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party.
- Although officials denied involvement, Internet users also reported a slowdown in access to Facebook and Twitter, the latter of which was last blocked for two hours on July 22 after an Islamic State attack on the southern town of Suruc.
- To date, more than 81,000 websites have been blocked in Turkey following the March passage of a law enabling removal or blockage of an online publication for national security.
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