ANKARA: Turkey has blocked social networking site Twitter on Friday, media reported.
Twitter was blocked few hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the nation that he would ‘root out’ the social network because the fake recordings were leaked on the same social network.
The recording was actually a phone call from Erdogan to his son and he was discussing how to hide the looted money.
Although he claimed the leaked recording was fake and a part defamatory campaign against him, it badly hurt the image of Erdogan and his party just before the elections.
On Thursday he threatened to take action against Twitter without thinking about “what the international community will say.”
And when people tried to log into Twitter today in Turkey, they were met with a message from Turkey’s telecommunication authority stating court’s order for closure of Twitter.
But Twitter’s public policy team immediately came up with the solution. Turks can tweet via mobile telephone text services.