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Turkey: Erdogan Makes The Truth Harder to Find As The Free Press is Almost Destroyed — Freedom of expression not permitted in Turkey

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Access to Wikileaks Blocked in Turkey as It Releases Emails

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) and former Turkish president Abdullah Gul (C-R) attend the funeral of a victim of the coup attempt in Istanbul on July 17, 2016.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) and former Turkish president Abdullah Gul (C-R) attend the funeral of a victim of the coup attempt in Istanbul on July 17, 2016.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

The Associated Press

ISTANBUL — Access to the Wikileaks website in Turkey has been blocked after the group announced, following a failed coup by Turkish military units, that it would release a trove of documents on the country’s power structure.

There was no immediate statement Wednesday from Turkey’s Telecommunications Board, a government agency that regulates access to websites.

The Turkish government has previously banned access to websites deemed to be carrying material critical of Turkey, including YouTube and Twitter. Some opposition media websites were blocked following Friday night’s coup attempt, which was quashed by security forces loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Wikileaks said on Twitter that…

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