Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Technology News

 

Erdogan Blasts Court Ruling Lifting Twitter Ban

Apr 4 2014, 8:08am CDT | by

1 Updates
Erdogan Blasts Court Ruling Lifting Twitter Ban
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

Erdogan Blasts Court Ruling Lifting Twitter Ban

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that he had to comply with the Turkish high court ruling this week to unblock Twitter, but he doesn't respect it.

Turkey blocked access to the social media website two weeks ago after some users posted links suggesting government corruption. It later also blocked access to YouTube after a leaked recording of a top government security meeting was posted on the video-sharing website. Erdogan had vowed to "rip out the roots" of Twitter for allowing the postings.

The government lifted the Twitter ban on Thursday, a day after the high court ruled that it violated the right to free expression.

Erdogan said of the court's decision: "I don't have to respect it. I don't respect it."

He said the court was protecting a tool of foreign influence, saying that Twitter is "the product of an American company."

"All of our national moral values are being set aside," Erdogan added.

Also on Friday, a lower court ruled that a total blockage of access to YouTube was a "serious intervention against freedom of expression" and ruled that the blanket ban be lifted. It ruled however, that access to 15 videos deemed to be in violation of Turkish laws could remain blocked.

It was not clear when the latest court ruling would be implemented. Turkey failed to implement an earlier lower court ruling for the lifting of the Twitter ban and it took it several hours to abide by Thursday's high court ruling.

__

Suzan Fraser in Ankara contributed.

 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update


Advertisement


More From the Web

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/30" rel="author">Associated Press</a>
The Associated Press (AP) is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Jake the Snake Roberts in a Medical Dilemma
Jake the Snake Roberts in a Medical Dilemma
The famous professional wrestler, Jake the Snake Roberts is in somewhat of a medical dilemma. He is in a hospital and currently undergoing treatment for double pneumonia.
 
 
Hello Kitty is Not a Cat!
Hello Kitty is Not a Cat!
Amongst some of the latest news to hit the scene is a factoid: Hello Kitty is not a cat! This might be a little hard to believe but for better or worse it is true.
 
 
Joan Rivers is &quot;Resting Comfortably&quot; says Melissa Rivers
Joan Rivers is "Resting Comfortably" says Melissa Rivers
Melissa Rivers, who is talk show host Joan Rivers’ daughter, recently informed the public about her mom’s convalescence in a hospital.
 
 
Harry Belafonte about to receive Special Oscar Award
Harry Belafonte about to receive Special Oscar Award
The veteran actor, songster and producer extraordinaire, Harry Belafonte is about to receive a special Oscar award. Three other people besides him will be awarded one too.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.