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The Turkish prime minister’s decision to block access to Twitter is “not acceptable,” the EU’s digital commissioner Neelie Kroes told CNBC, stressing that she would do her utmost to make sure the people of Turkey had freedom of speech.

Speaking to CNBC on Friday, Kroes said the move by Tayyip Erdogan was “embarrassing.”

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As noted, Turkey hasn't blocked Twitter by SMS (yet).

I was about to suggest, but it looks as if they are having issues today. This is the first time I've seen access problems since the transition smoothed out. Hopefully that is growing pains related to searching for Twitter alternatives.


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