Twitter complies with Turkey’s request, ban lifted

Access to Twitter and video-sharing website YouTube were blocked in Turkey on Monday following a court decision based on complaints from individuals. (File: AFP)

Twitter has complied with Turkey’s request to remove photographs of an Istanbul prosecutor held at gunpoint by far-left militants, an official said, and a ban on the micro-blogging site was lifted, several hours after it was imposed.

“Twitter has agreed to shut down accounts and remove images relating to last week’s hostage-taking. The web site will reopen to access very shortly,” the senior official told Reuters before the site became accessible again.

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Twitter was not immediately available for comment. The web site earlier said it was working to restore service.
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