The logo of the Wikileaks website is pictured on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken in Tokyo November 29, 2010. REUTERS/TORU HANAI
Officials downplay sensitivity of leaked emails, say website blocked to protect privacy and personal phone numbers.
Turkish officials have downplayed the release of hundreds of thousands of private emails belonging to members of the ruling party that were published on the WikiLeaks website.
The whistle-blower website was blocked on Wednesday by Turkey's Internet watchdog, TIB, shortly after the mass release of the emails, which included the current phone numbers of AK Party members of parliament.
The internet authority said an "administrative measure" had been taken against WikiLeaks, a generic term it often uses when blocking websites in Turkey.
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