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Turkey's PM Erdogan says lifting of Twitter ban should be overturned

Published on Apr 8, 2014 6:24 PM
 
Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, speaks during a news conference at Ataturk International airport in Istanbul on April 4, 2014. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that a constitutional court ruling lifting a ban on Twitter was wrong and should be overturned. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

ANKARA (REUTERS) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday a constitutional court ruling lifting a ban on Twitter was wrong and should be overturned.

"The constitutional court's ruling on Twitter did not serve justice. This ruling should be corrected," Mr Erdogan told a parliamentary meeting of his AK Party.

Access to Twitter was blocked on March 21 in the run-up to local elections, but Turkey's telecoms authority lifted the two-week-old ban last Thursday after the court ruled that the block breached freedom of expression.

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