After unrest, Tehran seeks control through ‘halal’ internet

In this file photo from September 17, 2013, Iranians surf the Internet at a cafe in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

In this file photo from September 17, 2013, Iranians surf the Internet at a cafe in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

With proliferation of smartphones, potential for protests has led regime to create Iranian version of China’s ‘Great Firewall’

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Turkish court jails nine staff of opposition daily

A man holds the latest copy of the Cumhuriyet newspaper outside its Istanbul headquarters after police detained chief editor Murat Sabuncu and two columnists of the opposition newspaper, October 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

A man holds the latest copy of the Cumhuriyet newspaper outside its Istanbul headquarters after police detained chief editor Murat Sabuncu and two columnists of the opposition newspaper, October 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

13 members of Cumhuriyet have now been detained in raids, amplifying concerns about country’s press freedoms

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Social media interrupted in Turkey after crackdown

An illustrative photo taken on September 11, 2013, shows the logo of social networking website Twitter displayed on a computer screen in London. (AFP Photo/Leon Neal)

An illustrative photo taken on September 11, 2013, shows the logo of social networking website Twitter displayed on a computer screen in London. (AFP Photo/Leon Neal)

WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube slowed or stopped after government arrests top Kurdish lawmakers

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