Turkey’s Effort to Block Twitter Falters | Emre Peker and Joe Parkinson
Embattled Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan seemed on Friday to have failed in an attempt to block Twitter Inc. TWTR +1.60% in Turkey, as countless Turks—including his longtime ally, President Abdullah Gul —bypassed the ban to criticize the government, just nine days before local elections.
Twitter use in Turkey spiked despite the telecommunications regulator’s steps late Thursday to block access to the microblogging site, with users tapping private servers outside the country to circumvent the blackout.
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