It may have been blocked in Turkey, but Twitter is leading the charge in publicising the restrictions being faced by Turkish users.
#Twitterisblockedinturkey became one of the most clicked hashtags on the social media service, as users around the world spread the word.
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted: “The freedom to speak out & to connect is a fundamental right. The people of Turkey deserve that right restored.#TwitterisblockedinTurkey.”
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to “wipe out” Twitter in the country.
Turkish opposition politicians have been speaking out against the move.
Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Levent Gok told reporters, “The ban will be lifted soon, no matter if they want it or not.”
“Turkey’s image is spoiled. All civilised countries in the world have been criticising Turkey over this ban,” Gok added.
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