As it was detailed in this post, Deputy PM Bülent Arınç has assaulted some news outlets on live television and some news outlet web addresses were blocked to access from Turkey Friday evening.
On Monday, several journalists have filed a criminal complaint against Arınç. M.Celal Başlangıç, Fatih Polat, Semra Pelek, Erk Acarer, Oğuz Güven, Ayşe Yıldırım Başlangıç, Ercüment Akdeniz, Ceyda Karan, Melda Onur, Faruk Eren, Özge Ozan, İnci Hekimoğlu, Gökhan Durmuş, Mehmet Fehim Işık, M.Cavit Nacitarhan,Sadık Güleç, M. Murat Sabuncu, Celalettin Can, Davut Uçar, Bayram Balcı, Elif Ilgaz, Mahir Turan, Mustafa Köz, Cengiz Hakkı Zariç, Özlem Dalkıran and Hakan Temel Tahmaz filed the complaint for “slander” and “insult according to the related clauses of the Turkish Penal Law.
Meanwhile, more news outlets websites were blocked from access in Turkey due to a court order. Some these were mirror sites or extensions of the blocked sites on Friday. Engelli Web, a local internet censorship monitoring blog, says a total of 69 web addresses were blocked in this latest online crackdown in the last three days.