Turkey Blocks Social Media


It’s exactly what the headline says:

Turkey has blocked access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube after the sites published photos last week of a prosecutor who had been taken hostage with a gun to his head, Turkish daily Hurriyet reported on Monday.

Am official confirmed to Hurriyet that the country’s leading Internet service providers had implemented the ban on the social media sites.

It’s difficult to believe that such an oppressive and increasingly Islamist country is still a NATO member in good standing. Ankara also seems likely to follow Tehran, and then Riyadh, down the nuclear path.