My Turkish friend warned me last night on FB:
It’s official now: The Turkish Government bans Twitter for protecting Turkey.
NOTE: Funny how it is here in Finland, state government reps who made strong appeals for Turkish membership in the EU (Halonen and others), remain silent today, and the lap dog media never calls them out on their buffoonish statements.
Turkish government blocks access to Twitter
Sept. 16: Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, arrvies at Tripoli Airport, Libya. (AP)
Turkey restricted access to Twitter on Friday hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “root out” the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked, damaging the government’s reputation ahead key local elections this month.
Many users trying to access the network early on Friday were confronted with a notice from Turkey’s telecommunications authority, citing court orders for the site’s apparent closure.
Twitter spokesman Nu Wexler said the company was “looking into this now,” without saying whether an outage had occurred in the country.
Twitter’s (at)policy account earlier sent out messages telling Turkish users in both English and Turkish they could send out tweets by using short message service, or “SMS.” It was unclear if tweets sent this way would be viewable within the country.