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Turkey's Erdogan Says Lifting of Twitter Ban Should Be Overturned

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Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaks during a news conference at Ataturk International airport in Istanbul, April 4, 2014.

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaks during a news conference at Ataturk International airport in Istanbul, April 4, 2014.

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday a constitutional court ruling lifting a ban on Twitter was wrong and should be overturned.

"The constitutional court's ruling on Twitter did not serve
justice. This ruling should be corrected,'' Erdogan told a parliamentary meeting of his AK Party.

Access to Twitter was blocked on March 21 in the run-up to local elections, but Turkey's telecoms authority lifted the two-week-old ban last Thursday after the court ruled that the block breached freedom of expression.
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