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WhatsApp Twitter, Facebook and YouTube blocked in Turkey

Another social media blackout in turkey within one year. Social networking platforms like WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and Video sharing platform 'YouTube' is blocked in Turkey.

Internet Censorship monitoring group Turkey Block reports that Turkey has blocked access to Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube across the country since Friday Nov 4 2016 ( 1:20AM there ) (UTC+2).
This blackout may have connection to the overnight detention of 11 Parliament Members belonging to the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the mainly Kurdish southeast.
According to reports, in the wake of a failed coup in July, opposition politicians have warned that the nation’s authoritarian leader is implementing a slow-motion counter-coup, restructuring the entire government and circumventing democracy.
Social media Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were restricted in Turkey on Friday (July 15), In Wake of Coup Attempt. And in last month, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive and GitHub were blocked, in an attempt to suppress the leak of emails belonging to Berat Albayrak ( Minister of Energy and Natural Resources ).

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