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Turkey blocks access to Twitter
urkey restricted access to Twitter on Friday hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "root out" the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked, damaging the government's reputation ahead key local elections this month.

 

Many users trying to access the network early on Friday were confronted with a notice from Turkey's telecommunications authority, citing court orders for the site's apparent closure. (AP)