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)
Under Erdogan’s leadership, Turkey has been criticized for its continued and unprecedented efforts to clamp down on Internet freedom and human rights. in the same year , Turkey’s top court overturned parts of a new law that gave the Turkish telecoms authority broader Internet surveillance and censorship powers.