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Monday 5 December 2016

Turkey blocks Twitter access

Turkey blocked access to Twitter yesterday to prevent images of Monday's deadly bombing from being broadcast and to stop Twitter users from calling for protests against the government, which they blamed for not doing enough to prevent the attack, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Access was restored a few hours later. A government official said Turkey had asked Twitter to remove 107 URLs with images of the aftermath of the bomb, which killed 32 people and wounded scores.

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