Turkey in social networks BLACKOUT amidst fears of full-blown war in Syria
Social network platforms throughout Turkey winked out after reports of an airstrike in Syria killing lots of Turkish soldiers fueled reports of a full-scale war. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and YouTube were all reported down.
Twitter was the first to go, with nationwide company Turk Telekom shutting down gain access to around 11:30 pm regional time on Thursday. This was shortly after news broke that at least 9– the number has continued to rise given that– Turkish soldiers were eliminated in Syria’s Idlib province.
⚠ Update: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Messenger are now blocked through numerous internet service providers in #Turkey. Real-time network data indicate SNI filtering in result by operators; event continuous – see live report https://t.co/bowVKOQixH pic.twitter.com/A12edOlNoi!.?.!— NetBlocks.org(@netblocks)February 27, 2020 This was followed by all other social networks, clustered by
supplier, according to numerous services keeping track of web blackouts across the globe. Update: Social media have now been limited in #Turkey for over two hours.
Live network information show transfer of image/video material now also limited on WhatsApp following #Idlib event ⏱ Restricted: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, WhatsApp https://t.co/bowVKOQixH pic.twitter.com/8zewESdTLt!.?.!— NetBlocks.org(
@netblocks) February 27, 2020 Accounts of major media outlets
stayed active nevertheless, as they flashed updates about the supposed Syrian airstrike and the Turkish reaction– stated by authorities in Ankara to
be air and weapons strikes against multiple “routine “targets. Also on rt.com< img src= "https://cdni.rt.com/files/2020.02/thumbnail/5e5832062030272b1f39cf50.JPG"alt="FILE PICTURE:"> 29 Turkish soldiers confirmed eliminated in Idlib airstrike as Erdogan chairs emergency situation meeting on Syria News
that numerous soldiers were eliminated
strike were apparently being treated at the hospitals in the border town of Reyhanli. Amongst the rumors distributing on social media in the aftermath were reports that Turkey will open its borders for Syrian refugees to cross into Europe, along with the parliament in Ankara intended
to declare war on Syria in the early morning. Far, the only thing that has actually been officially confirmed is that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has actually called an emergency situation session of security authorities, and that Ankara has reached out to NATO and Washington.
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