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Turkey lifts Twitter ban after second free speech violation ruling

Turkey reinstates access to Twitter following a ruling by its Constitutional Court that says the ban violated citizen's right to free speech.

@CharlesJGantt
Charles Gantt
Published Thu, Apr 3 2014 6:39 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

Twitter has returned from the dead in Turkey today as the Constitutional court rules for the second time that the ban violated freedom of speech rights. Late last month, Turkis Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, imposed the ban on the social networking service and stated that he would "wipe out" twitter from his country for good. Unfortunately for him, Turkish citizens found several workarounds, which led to the country blocking Google's DNS service and YouTube as a result.

Turkey lifts Twitter ban after second free speech violation ruling | TweakTown.com

This entire fiasco was sparked over Twitter suggesting that some members of the Turkish government might be corrupt, which caused the Prime Minister to virtually silence the service. Last week, the Turkish Constitutional Court issued an injunction that was supposed to lift the ban, but it did little good. Today the court passed down a second ruling that stated that the ban on Twitter violated Turkish citizen's rights to free speech, and forced regulators to reinstate access to Twitter.

NEWS SOURCE:electronista.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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