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Turkey bans social media platform Twitter

March 21
10:52 AM 2014

Turkey Twitter users have reported that the social media platform has been blocked in the country. Users in Turkey tried accessing their accounts but were redirected into a statement appearing on the interface of their device from the telecommunications regulator if the country. The said statement shows that a court order has been issued to ban the website.

The “protection measures” from a court order has blocked Turkey Twitter users from using the site. This followed after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said to wipe out Twitter as he claimed damaging tweets were posted with allegations of corruption in his inner circle.

PM Erdogan said on Thursday that he does not care what the international community thinks of the ban imposed on Twitter. He added, “Everyone will see the power of the Turkish Republic.” The prime minister denied a document posted on Twitter allegedly showing his corruption. According to the office of the Prime Minister, Twitter has not responded to a court ruling ordering the site to remove some links on the social media platform resulting the ban.

According to BBC News, there are 10 million Twitter users in Turkey.

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