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#1 Turk.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 23:05

March 20, 2014 22:50

Turkey has blocked Twitter hours after embattled Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan threatened to close it down ahead of a key election. It comes after audio recordings purportedly demonstrating corruption among his associates were posted on the site.

Just before midnight, access to Twitter was blocked, Hurriyet Daily reports.

“We now have a court order. We will wipe out Twitter,” the Islamist-leaning leader told a crowd of adulating supporters during a campaign rally in the northwestern city of Bursa on Thursday, AFP reported.

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#2 McKay

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 23:09

Might as well sign a written confession. 



#3 Gerowen

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 23:12

Perhaps they've not been paying attention to recent history.  "Leaders" don't usually last very long in today's world if they start screwing with the internet.



#4 OP Turk.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 23:26

They are dangerous radical Islamists, who have been backed up by the US and EU. They all will fail.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 00:31

"We will wipe out Twitter" .... good luck with that!



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:44

The prime minister has also indicated he could block access to YouTube and Facebook after the local elections on March 30, although Abdullah Gul, Turkey’s president, has said such a move is out of the question.

 

http://www.ft.com/cm...l#axzz2wYDp9m6b



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 13:42

Turkey lifts controversial Twitter ban By SMH April 4, 2014 8:40AM