Google threatened of being banned by Turkey over leaked hostage photos
The Turkish court has threatened to ban Google unless it removes al its links to images of a hostage being held at gunpoint. The images shown were those of a prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz with a gun being held on his head by a masked attacker. The gunmen who took Mr. Kiraz as hostage are believed to be members of the far-left DHKP-C party. The DHKP-C is a terrorist group by Turkey, European Union and the US. Mr. Kiraz was being help by the attackers as he headed an investigation into the 2013 death of a boy during anti-government protest. During the rescue attempt from the police, Mr. Kiraz and the two gunmen died in the shoot out. Since then these images were circulating throughout the social networks which led to the ban. By late Monday, access to the social networks had been restored as they removed all the images related to this incident. The court now has issued a second order that it will ban Google till it removes the links from its search index that will lead to the controversial images of the hostage. Google is yet to comment on this ban.