Turkey blocks access to Twitter, Whatsapp

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.

A widespread difficulty in reaching Facebook was also reported after the detentions started at midnight.

 The Dawn News source