Turkey temporarily blocked Twitter and placed a ban on sharing images of the deadly suicide bombing in the border town of Suruc in which 32 people died.
President Tayyip Erdogan's government prohibited access to the social media site for two hours on Wednesday in an attempt to stop people broadcasting images of the attack, which has been linked to Isis, the state-run Anadolu Agency said.
The news agency also claimed that officials were trying to stop Twitter users from calling for protests against the government for not doing more to prevent the bombing, CTV News reported.
A backlash - with the hashtag #TwitterBlockInTurkey - began immediately, amid claims that placing the ban only made those inside Turkey more determined to spread news of what was going on.
They forget the fact that blocking anything to stop ur people from talking abut it makes the whole world talk about it #TwitterBlockinTurkey; Sarah Mohsen (@sarah_m94) July 22, 2015
Hurriyet news reported that a court in Suruc banned the publication of "visual material related to the terror attack" and also ordered the removal of 107 pictures and videos of Monday's massacre.A ban on accessing Twitter "for more than two hours" was put in place to prevent the sharing of related images and video, but is expected to be lifted soon.
At least 32 political activists and aid volunteers were killed in the attack on a municipal culture center in Suruc on July 20.
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