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  • Turkey shuts down Twitter, court overturns ban five days later
  • Turkey shuts down Twitter, court overturns ban five days later

    The Twitter shutdown came six weeks after the Turkish Parliament passed a series of amendments to existing Internet legislation, known as Law 5651, that impose alarming restrictions on digital liberties and freedom of expression.

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Turkey follows Twitter shutdown by blocking access to YouTube

The closure of YouTube by a decision of Turkey's Telecommunications Communication Directorate came shortly after two leaked conversations between the foreign minister, his undersecretary, the head of the National Intelligence Agency, and deputy chief of staff of the Turkish Armed Forces were posted on the site.

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