US urges Turkey to restore access to Twitter
The United States is urging Turkey to restore access to Twitter.


White House spokesman Jay Carney says blocking the social media site cuts the flow of information and runs contrary to the principles of open governance.  Carney says the US has conveyed its "serious concern" to the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


Turkey restricted Twitter access after Erdogan threatened to "root out" the network. (AP)