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Turkey Lifts Its Two-Week-Old Twitter Ban

YouTube continues to be blocked in Turkey


Twitter (TWTR) was offline in Turkey for two weeks due to a Twitter ban as the country’s local elections were approaching.

TurkeyThe country’s telecoms authorities blocked the social media site on March 21 under Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s orders. Erdogan issued the Twitter ban in order to “root out” several anonymously posted audio tapes with recordings of senior officials.

The website came back up after Turkey’s constitutional court ruled the ban a breach of freedom. However, there is a ban on YouTube that is still in effect. The YouTube ban came a week after the Twitter one.

TWTR stock is down close to 5% Thursday.

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