Twitter freely available again in Turkey

Users in Turkey were able to re-access Twitter following reports of restrictions within the country following earlier this week’s devastating earthquakes.

On Thursday morning, Twitter was accessible without the use of VPNs or remote access services.

The block was first reported earlier on Wednesday by the group Netblocks, which keeps track of internet restrictions, citing a number of Turkish internet service providers.

Users at the time could only access the service via VPN.

There was initially no official confirmation of the alleged restrictions.

Turkish politicians and celebrities had accused the Ankara government of deliberately disrupting communication via Twitter.

“Twitter has been informed by the Turkish government that access will be reenabled shortly,” Twitter boss, Elon Musk, wrote overnight.

Over the past few days, people buried under the rubble had used social media to call for help. (dpa/NAN)

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