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Facebook and Twitter blocked in Turkey following deadly Ankara blast

Turkish court issued an order to telecommunications authority TIB to block the use of social media; Twitter and Facebook plus other websites after images spread on the platforms showing the suicide car bombing that killed 34 and injured 125 dozens in the Turkish capital of Ankara, local broadcasters reported.

CNN Turk and Turkish NTV reported saying that several users have been reporting difficulties in accessing both the social media sites.

RT reports that, Broadcast media has also been apparently banned from covering certain aspects of the attack. A journalist from Today’s Zaman, a sister publication of the newspaper Zaman that was recently taken over by the government, said “a ban on networks for coverage of explosion in Ankara” had been issued.

After an explosion hit Turkey’s capital city of Ankara, leaving at least 34 people dead and 125 others injured, no one has yet come out to claim the responsibility for the attack.

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