Turkey blocks Twitter for not removing links to corruption evidence against PM

London, Mar. 21: Microblogging website Twitter has been reportedly blocked in Turkey, following court order to apply ‘protection measures’ on the website.

Twitter users in the country who tried to access the website were redirected to a statement by the country’s telecommunications regulator, citing the orders.

According to the BBC, this comes after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to ‘wipe out Twitter’ following damaging allegations of corruption in his inner circle.

Erdogan made the statement after some users had posted documents showing evidence of corruption relating to the prime minister.

His office said that Twitter had not responded to Turkey’s court rulings to remove some links, forcing Ankara to block the site, the report added. (ANI)