Turkey blocks Twitter, YouTube over hostage photo
A Turkish court blocked access to numerous sites including Twitter and YouTube on Monday, over their hosting of images of an Istanbul prosecutor held at gunpoint by militants last week.
An Istanbul court issued the ruling blocking Twitter and YouTube, as well as 166 other sites that had distributed the photograph, a report in The New York Times said. It also blocked the pages of several newspapers in Turkey that had printed the photo.
Turkey’s Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, called outlets that had circulated the image “tools of terrorist propaganda,” the Times reported.