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Turkish court ruling backs Twitter

Published 29/03/2014|10:47

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The Turkish government has attempted to block Twitter after corruption claims appeared on the social network

In a second ruling against Turkey's ban on Twitter, a Turkish court has overturned an order for the social media network to remove an account that accuses a former minister of corruption.

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Turkey last week suspended access to Twitter, which has been a conduit for links to recordings suggesting government corruption.

It then blocked access to YouTube following the leak of an audio recording of a government security meeting.

Twitter announced late yesterday that a Turkish court had ruled in its favour, calling the decision a "win for freedom of expression".

The former minister's lawyer confirmed the ruling today, adding that it would be appealed.

Last week, another court ordered that access be restored, but Turkish authorities said they have 30 days to implement the order and could appeal.

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