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Turkish citizens use Google to fight Twitter ban

21
Mar
2014

Turkish citizens have found a way to circumvent yesterdays reported block of Twitter: Google DNS. After being implicated in a corruption scandal through recordings leaked via YouTube and other media sharing sites, Turkeys prime minister, Recep Erdoğan, has gone to great lengths to stem their spread online. Erdoğan vehemently denies the authenticity of the recordings, which purportedly reveal him telling his son to dispose of large sums of cash, and has alleged they are the work of Turkish cleric and political rival Fethullah Gulen. In the lead-up to local elections on March 30th, Erdoğan has stepped up his attempts to stop the recordings being spread with a nationwide ban of Twitter.

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