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Turkish court suspends government ban on Twitter

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Latest update : 2014-03-26

An Ankara court has issued a temporary injunction against a government decision to ban Twitter, officials said Wednesday. The popular micro-blogging site has been blocked in Turkey since March 21.

Telecoms regulators have 30 days to restore access to the site, a source in the prime minister's office told Reuters.

"We will implement the court's decision. We might not like the court decision, but we will carry it out," Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç told reporters in his first remarks following the ruling.

Ankara's 15th administrative court issued the decision after a number of complaints were filed in courts last week to revoke the controversial ban.

In a statement released Wednesday, Twitter said it had suspended content related to two of the three court orders cited as the legal basis for the ban because they violated its own rules. But it was challenging a third order to remove an account accusing a former minister of corruption, Reuters reported. 

The government blocked access to the social media network late on March 21, hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had vowed “to wipe out Twitter”, sparking a global outcry.

The decision comes after Erdoğan hinted that the ban could be extended to other social websites including YouTube and Facebook.

The government had accused Twitter of showing “indifference” to Turkish court orders to withdraw content considered to be violating the right to privacy.

Click here to read more on the Hurriyet Daily News.

Date created : 2014-03-26

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