Turkey blocks Drive, Github, OneDrive in bid to kill RedHack leaks
Google jam lifted after take-down
Turkey has blocked access to major technology sites and services including GitHub, Microsoft OneDrive and Dropbox, seemingly to suppress circulation of some 57,623 stolen emails allegedly felt to reveal a widespread campaign of propaganda and deception.
The Government under president Recep Tayyip Erdogan eased a block on Google Drive after Mountain View complied with a take-down notice to remove links to the email cache.
Turkeyblocks.org report Github, Dropbox, and other affected sites are throwing SSL errors indicating blocking at the national ISP level.
Smaller telcos seem to be allowing access to the blocked sites with major carriers upholding the blocks.
A court in Turkish capital Ankara confirmed the authenticity of at least some of the emails.
The group demanded the release of arrested leftist dissidents and Kurdish political figures. ®