Turkey Prime Minister Cuts Off Twitter Backdoor By Blocking Google DNS


Turkey has completely eliminated a backdoor method that was used by Turks to continue accessing Twitter after its initial ban earlier this week. Turkey’s prime minister had initially proposed to “eradicate the popular service with the help of a court order.”

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a campaign rally:

“I don’t care what the international community says, everyone will witness the power of the Turkish Republic.”

Originally, the people of Turkey were able to continue using the site by typing in Google’s DNS (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, otherwise known as Domain Name System. People even went to the extent to spray-paint  the DNS address onto visible locations in public so that other people could learn about the process.

However, according to the Hurriyet Daily News, Turkey was able to completely shut down this method and internet users in Turkey are resulting to other DNS alternatives to maintain they’re connection with Twitter.

The White House has also issued a statement yesterday, saying that the United Stats would:

“support the people of Turkey in their calls to restore full access to the blocked technologies.”

However, the officials at Turkey have also stated that at the time, they have no intentions of blocking other social networking sites such as Facebook.

Photo Credit: Filippo Minelli


Kevin Park

Kevin is a seventeen year old high school senior currently living in Santa Clarita, California. He enjoys long distance cycling, playing the drums, and playing video games (PC based). He also has a passion for learning about technology, ranging from the newest flagship Samsung phone, to groundbreaking medical tools. He plans to attend college where he will major in aerospace engineering, and computer science/engineering. He is an avid supporter and fan of social media and loves the positive communicative effects that social networking brings to the world.

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