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Turkey restricts access to Twitter
People cannot access Twitter through two of the three major ISPs – TurkTelekom and Turkcell.
Turkey has restricted access to Twitter after publicly criticizing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government for a slow official response to earthquakes that have killed thousands. This is reported NetBlocks и BalkanInsight.
“Real-time network data shows that Twitter is restricted in Turkey; filtering is being applied to major ISPs as the public begins to rely on the service after a series of deadly earthquakes,” the Internet Observatory, which monitors global web freedoms, said. netblocks.
Now people can’t access Twitter through two of the three major ISPs. TurkTelekom and Turkcell completely blocked access. Vodafone still allows slower access to Twitter.
It is noted that a few days after the devastating earthquake in Turkey, the government has still not been able to provide assistance to several regions.
BalkanInsight adds that the government has neither announced nor commented on the Twitter ban. Moreover, the government has previously restricted access to social networks after natural disasters, terrorist attacks and protests.
Recall that on the morning of February 6, Turkey and Syria were hit by powerful earthquakes. It is already known about 9057 dead and more than 52 thousand wounded. In addition, more than six thousand buildings were destroyed.
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