Turkey: Court flips Twitter-lock / Breaking News

The Turkish prime minister met with resistance: A court in Ankara sees the Twitter-lock as arbitrary. The judges called on the government for the time being to open up access to the short message service again. Erdogan had announced, “wipe out” the page.

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The Turkish prime minister met with resistance: A court in Ankara sees the Twitter-lock as arbitrary. The judges called on the government for the time being to open up access to the short message service again. Erdogan had announced, “wipe out” the page.

For six days of access to the short message service Twitter is blocked in Turkey. Users need to use a proxy server, VPN connections or other technical tricks to continue to go to the page. Now an administrative court in Ankara ruled that the ban must be lifted. The plaintiff had several lawyers associations and opposition politicians.

The order of the Turkish Government, implemented by the Telecommunications Authority TIB, is not legal. Therefore, they must be exposed for the time being, Turkish media report about the verdict. Whether the government follows the decision whether to contrast, as regards legal or whether they simply ignored, is unclear. Bulent Arinc Deputy

Prime Minister said at noon: “There may not like us, but we will abide by the decision (…) Our Constitution requires that.” Even legal experts said, the state is legally obliged to have access to re-open until a higher court decide the matter.

The government had the Twitter access at night to Friday blocked on the grounds that the service did not implement four Turkish court orders. The short message service with corporate headquarters in San Francisco had been asked to remove some Twitter accounts that violated the privacy rights of individuals.

Turkey Twitter-lock:Widespread phone recordings by YouTube

Among other things, anonymous users were issued under the name of a woman as a porn actor – then the woman had enforced a closure of this account before a Turkish court . About Twitter but also YouTube videos secret phone recordings were distributed, on which , among other things Prime Minister Erdogan to be heard. The government was advised by these publications under pressure , Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been exposed as corrupt , rapacious politicians.

Because the Twitter account in question is not locked , the government had full access to Twitter close . This , the judge in Ankara judged now , be an arbitrary step and not compatible with the Turkish law.

The Turkish President Abdullah Gul had earlier expressed doubts about the legality of the barrier. His staff stood with Twitter connected and tried to “end this bitter situation,” he said. Immediately after the lock on Friday he shared – just via Twitter at @ cbabdullahgul – with , he is not cheap , ” that social media platforms are fully locked.”

Turkey Twitter-lock:Indicated blocking of Facebook and YouTube

Erdogan, however, hinted at a campaign event at the upcoming local elections, he was considering an extension of the lock on Facebook and YouTube. In a television interview, the prime minister said on Tuesday, Twitter was only ready to remove “one or two” content. The government find fault but “700 things”.

Twitter, said the company was above a lawyer in connection with the Turkish government. Man working on it, that access will open “very soon” again.
Turkish Twitter user responded so far especially with humor on the lock. They let their creativity run wild and spread a variety of cartoons and jokes about Erdogan. After the authorities at the weekend extensions the blockade, the number of tweets but declined drastically. The total number of short messages from Turkey decreased by about 50 percent since Friday, reports the newspaper “Hürriyet”.

Update: On Wednesday afternoon German time Twitterin has taken place an entry in the company’s blog on the matter. They would proceed legally against the ban in Turkey, it says. User data or IP addresses were not released to the Turkish authorities.

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