Turkish PM wants Twitter ban reinstated

Tayyip Erdogan said a constitutional court ruling lifting a ban on Twitter was wrong.

Twitter enters the New York Stock Exchange.  Picture: CNN

ANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday a constitutional court ruling lifting a ban on Twitter was wrong and should be overturned.

"The constitutional court's ruling on Twitter did not serve justice. This ruling should be corrected," Erdogan told a parliamentary meeting of his AK Party.

Access to Twitter was blocked on 21 March in the run-up to local elections, but Turkey's telecoms authority lifted the two-week-old ban last Thursday after the court ruled that the block breached freedom of expression.