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Turkish president says Twitter ban to be lifted 'soon'

Published on Mar 23, 2014 6:12 PM
 
 A man tries to connect to Twitter's web page on his smart phone on March 21, 2014 in Istanbul. Turkey's President said on Sunday the government would soon lift its ban on Twitter, which has sparked criticism at home and abroad. -- PHOTO: AFP

ANKARA (AFP) - Turkey's President said on Sunday the government would soon lift its ban on Twitter, which has sparked criticism at home and abroad.

"It is not legally possible to shut down the Internet and such platforms (as Twitter)," President Abdullah Gul told reporters in Ankara before leaving for an official visit to the Netherlands.

"I believe this problem will be over soon," he said.

"This is of course an unpleasant situation for such a developed country as Turkey, which has weight in the region and which is negotiating with the European Union. Therefore, it will be overcome soon."

 
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