Many Turkish users access Twitter, authorities deny block was removed
REUTERS PhotoMany Turkish users have begun to access Twitter again, but an official from Turkey’s Telecommunications Authority (TİB) has denied that the block was removed.
Users in a number of Istanbul districts - including Merter, Kadıköy and Avcılar - have reported being able to access Twitter without changing VPN settings since 14:30 p.m., daily Hürriyet reported. Others reported receiving notifications from Twitter, despite still having no access to the microblogging site via mobile phones.
Twitter was blocked in Turkey at around 11:30 p.m. on March 20, hours after Prime Minister Erdoğan vowed to close down the social media platform.