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Turkish government lifts Twitter ban

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 3, 2014 at 11:10 a.m.

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's government said Thursday that it is lifting its ban on Twitter, a day after the country's highest court ruled that the block is a violation of freedoms and ordered that access be restored.

Turkey blocked access to the social media website two weeks ago after users posted links suggesting government corruption. The government then also blocked access to YouTube after the leak of an audio recording of a high-level security meeting. The moves sparked international criticism and the ban was challenged in several Turkish courts, including the Constitution Court which ruled against the Twitter ban on Wednesday.

A statement from Turkey's Transportation and Communications Ministry on Thursday said it is in the process of restoring access to the website.

Access to YouTube however, remains blocked.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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