Twitter blocked in Turkey
I have a morning routine, as I’m sure all of you have. I start my day by making a cup of coffee which I enjoy with a “side” of news from my favorite websites. So this morning, following my usual routine, I open Twitter to check where everyone is travelling today and how they spend their vacations, wherever they are. Today a very interesting trending topic has caught my attention. #TwitterisblockedinTurkey
So I did some digging on all the important news website, a lot of twitter users in Turkey have been reporting that the site is blocked, and, when trying to access it they are apparently redirected to a statement by Turkey’s telecommunication regulator.
Is this really a surprise though? CNN reports that Tayyip Erdogan vowed to wipe out Twitter following damaging allegations of corruption in his inner circle. After some users posted documents showing evidence of corruption relating the Prime Minister he said: “I don’t care what the international community says at all. Everyone will see the power of the Turkish Republic.”
Twitter is an online social networking and micro blogging service and has over 640 million active users from which 10 million of them are from Turkey.