The government in Turkey is threatening to block Twitter in the country over some leaked government documents.
A left wing newspaper in Turkey has apparently circulated documents relating to the military police and a raid on Turkish intelligence trucks that were traveling to Syria last year.
The Turkish government are saying that the publication of this information is violating national security in the country, and the government have asked social networks like Twitter, Facebook and others to remove the information.
Twitter, Facebook and other companies complied with the government requests, but other newspapers and also some Twitter users posted the information on Twitter again, and the government asked for the other newspaper to be blocked. Twitter refused to block the second newspapers account, although they did block specific tweets.
Back in March of last year the Turkish government blocked access to Twitter and also Google’s YouTube, the ban on Twitter was removed after a couple of weeks and YouTube after a few months.
It is not clear as yet on whether the Turkish government have decided that Twitter blocking specific tweets is enough, or whether they will continue to push to have the second newspapers account shut down.Filed Under: Technology News