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Twitter Is No Longer Blocked In Turkey

Twitter Is No Longer Blocked In Turkey

by Brad MerrillApril 3, 2014

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Turkey has reinstated access to Twitter following an order from a constitutional court ruling that the ban breached freedom of expression, according to Reuters.

The ban was lifted on Thursday afternoon, following a ruling earlier in the day, Reuters said, citing an official in the office of the Prime Minister as the source.

Twitter was blocked around 13 days ago, but the barricade only made people more determined to access the service, and people in Turkey flocked to it in record numbers.

The BBC is also reporting that the ban has been lifted and that operators should have restored service within a couple of hours.

I’ve reached out to Twitter and will update this post if they provide a comment.

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