Turkey blocks access to Twitter

Turkey's PTurkey blocks access to Twitterrime Minister Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara

Turkey has blocked access to Twitter, hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoฤŸan vowed to close down the social media platform.

โ€œWe now have a court order. Weโ€™ll eradicate Twitter. I donโ€™t care what the international community says. Everyone will witness the power of the Turkish Republic,โ€ ErdoฤŸan said at his campaign rally in the western city of Bursa on March 20, 10 days before the upcoming local elections.

The Press Advisory of the Prime Ministry has later in the night clarified ErdoฤŸanโ€™s statement, arguing that Twitter officials currently โ€œignoreโ€ some court rulings in Turkey, which order the social media platform to โ€œremove some linksโ€ as per the complaints filed by Turkish citizens.

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