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  3/21/2014, Adar Bet 19, 5774

Twitter Out in Turkey After Erdogan Threatens to Block It


Turkey has reportedly blocked access to popular social network site Twitter, just hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened he would do so.

Reuters reported that Twitter users in Turkey were complaining of widespread outages.

According to the news agency, some users trying to open the Twitter.com website were taken to a statement apparently from Turkey's telecommunications regulator (TIB). The statement cited four court orders as the basis for blocking the site, where some users in recent weeks have posted voice recordings and documents purportedly showing evidence of corruption among Erdogan's inner circle.