Access to all social networks banned in Turkey

A universal ban on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook has been imposed by the Turkish judiciary authorities due to the posting of pictures of the hostage situation involving prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz, who was killed last week by two members of the DHKP-C.

The two photos had been posted shortly after the start of the hostage situation by the terrorist organisation Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C), which assumed the responsibility for the operation.

An investigation has already began against newspapers, among which Hurriyet, that published photos of the prosecutor, who died from his injuries in a hospital in Istanbul after the hostage thriller on March 31 at the courthouse in Caglayan district.

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