Turkey blocks access to Twitter after PM's threat: media

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Mar 21 2014 08:42 AM | Updated as of Mar 21 2014 04:42 PM

ANKARA - Turkey blocked access to Twitter late Thursday, hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "wipe out" the online messaging service, the Hurriyet newspaper reported.

Twitter's public policy team immediately said on its official @policy feed that Turks could get around the block by tweeting through mobile telephone text services.

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