Turkey tries to censor reports of arms being delivered to terrorists in Syria

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Turkey Bans Publication of Reports on Syria Arms Delivery

Social media sites Twitter and Facebook, along with many other websites, have been blocked in Turkey after anonymous accounts published new evidence in an ongoing case accusing Turkey of illegal arms shipments to Islamist rebels in Syria, according to the Turkish daily, Today’s Zaman.

The Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTUK) delivered a court ruling to Turkish newspapers, television, websites and social media networks, banning them from reporting the arms allegations.

Hurriyet newspaper on Wednesday reported that a Twitter account with the handle ““@LazepeM”” posted written court proceedings referring to the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) seizure of trucks in January of last year, based on suspicions they were carrying weapons to Syria.

The documents had shown that the trucks were moving weapons. They were subsequently circulated on many other websites and social media accounts.

According to Hurriyet

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