Turkish Court Halts The Government’s Application To Ban Twitter

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Breaking: A Turkish court has granted a motion for a stay of execution of the Turkish government’s application to block Twitter in the country.

The decision was taken following appeals to the courts by the Turkish Bar Association, the Journalists’ Association of Turkey and some opposition politicians, reports local tech blog Webrazzi.

Lawyers argued that the Telecommunications Authority of Turkey, which, under government pressure, blocked Twitter, must remove the ban immediately.

According to local legal experts, even if the telco appeals the court’s decision it must still allow access to Twitter, at least until an upper court makes a final ruling.

That said, it looks like there will be a great deal more legal wrangling before there is a conclusion to this episode.

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