Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses local administrators in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (Kayhan Ozer/Pool Photo via AP)
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Turkey has launched a domestic messaging app to rival Facebook's popular WhatsApp Messenger service, raising concerns among government critics that Ankara could use the new platform to tighten surveillance and bolster an 18-month-old crackdown.The app, called PttMessenger after Turkey's Post and Telegraph General Directorate (PTT), was introduced in a limited roll-out to state institutions and some private companies this week. The Turkish PTT was not immediately available for comment.More than 50,000 people have been jailed in the aftermath of the failed coup and 150,000 sacked or suspended from their jobs.An estimated 40 percent of the Turkish population were active WhatsApp users as of December 2016, according to research firm Statista.
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