Twitter has been blocked in Turkey for nearly two weeks now, and it appears the ban has finally been lifted.
Helping to first announce the news, Reuters posted the following tweet to its tech account:
Turkey lifts ban on Twitter after constitutional court ruling: prime minister's office official
— Reuters Tech News (@ReutersTech) April 3, 2014
Telecomix Turkey, an account ran by net activists, asked its followers if Twitter was working again, and the answer was yes:
@TelecomixTurkey seems working on TTNET without changing DNS
— Shikamaru Nara (@Shikamaarru) April 3, 2014
Less than two hours after Reuters’ report, the Twitter Policy account confirmed the social network was unblocked:
We are encouraged by the news from Turkey today and welcome our Turkish users back to Twitter.
— Policy (@policy) April 3, 2014
However, citizens should be patient as the process could take several hours while the government notifies ISPs to restore access.
Last week, Twitter published an extensive post challenging the ban, and explaining it had made necessary changes to end the ban.
Just two days later, a Turkish court ruled the ban was a violation of freedom of speech, helping the social network edge closer towards being restored.
While Twitter may now be unblocked in Turkey, YouTube is still banned, going on exactly a week now.
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