Turkey Blocks - Mapping Internet Freedom # Around the Web

Turkey Blocks is an independent, non-partisan digital transparency project that seeks to identify and validate reports of internet mass-censorship in Turkey. We measure wide-scale internet slowdown and shutdown incidents using a combination of digital forensic techniques.

Periscope streaming service blocked in Turkey as football match gets under way

Turkish internet service providers have blocked access to Periscope, the live streaming service owned by Twitter, Inc. The measure is believed to be temporary, in compliance (...)

10 August
Turkey to block Twitter Periscope live streaming service during super league football matches

Internet connectivity will be partially disrupted throughout Turkey from the 10th of August to protect a Qatar-owned media group’s sports broadcasting rights. Turkish courts (...)

4 August
Blogspot blocked in Turkey

The Google-owned Blogspot blogging service has been blocked in Turkey on 24 July 2018, verified by the Turkey Blocks internet observatory as consistent with internet filters (...)

24 July
Turkey Blocks monitors internet for censorship, blackouts during June 2018 elections

ISTANBUL, 24 JUNE 2018 – The Turkey Blocks internet shutdown observatory has started enhanced real-time monitoring of communications networks throughout Turkey for the general (...)

23 June
Turkey to implement cyber-security and social media blocking measures during June elections

Cyber-security and ICT incident response teams are to collaborate with the National Intelligence Organization during upcoming elections in June. Through the days of the (...)

25 May
New Cloudflare DNS service filtered in Turkey on day of launch

An investigation by Turkey Blocks has found that Turkey’s DNS blocking measures are already actively filtering a new DNS service launched by Cloudflare and APNIC on 1 April (...)

1 April
Turkcell launches Microsoft Bing-powered Yaani search engine app

Turkish mobile operator Turkcell has released a search app named Yaani which seeks to promote national culture and values. Built around Microsoft Bing search, Yaani also (...)

25 October 2017
AliExpress online store and Alibaba Group unreachable in Turkey

AliExpress, a popular China-based e-commerce website has become largely unavailable in Turkey. The web store is used extensively by Turkish retailers as a source for wholesale (...)

23 October 2017
IETF99: Towards a new understanding of withheld content

PRAGUE, 16 JULY 2017 – Technologists from Turkey Blocks, Article 19, the Center for Democracy & Technology, ACLU, Internet Society, Derechos Digitales and a coalition of (...)

16 July 2017
Major internet access issues in Turkey as Cloudflare knocked offline

The Turkey Blocks monitoring network has detected access failures affecting hundreds of websites hosted on the Cloudflare CDN including popular news sites Cumhuriyet, Diken, (...)

4 June 2017
Wikipedia blocked in Turkey

The Turkey Blocks monitoring network has verified restrictions affecting the Wikipedia online encyclopaedia in Turkey. A block affecting all language editions of the website (...)

29 April 2017
Turkey Blocks receives Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award 2017

LONDON – Turkey Blocks has received the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award 2017 in recognition of its contribution to the field of online censorship monitoring and (...)

19 April 2017

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