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Update: Turkey ends Twitter ban

Update: Turkey ends Twitter ban

Update: Turkey court officials have lifted the Twitter ban, calling it a breach on freedom of expression. The ban lasted a mere two weeks before the government could restore the social networking site.

No word yet on whether or not the country will also lift its ban on YouTube, but stay tuned to my blog. I'll keep you updated on that story.

Click here to see the full story from Reuters. 

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has banned social networking site and "menace to society" Twitter in the country.

It seems that Erdogan is upset over widespread allegations on the site of government corruption before the upcoming elections.

This comes quickly after he declared on March 20, "We'll eradicate it. I don’t care what the international community says. Everyone will witness the power of the Turkish Republic."

The ban went into effect March 21, however, savvy tweeters are able to get around the system using SMS text messages.

As always, I won't comment on the politics involved, but you can read the full story over at the Wall Street Journal. 

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