Turkey blocks access to Twitter. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to block Twitter because the site refuses to adhere to the government\’s request to block links.
Turkey\’s main opposition party said it will file a legal challenge against the court decision to block the online social networking and microblogging service.
The opposition Republican Peoples\’s Party said it will also file a criminal complaint against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the grounds that he is violating personal freedoms.
Erdogan said at an election rally Thursday that he would take action against Twitter regardless of "what the international community will say."
The Turkish telecommunications authority said access would be restored when Twitter removes "illegal content."
European Union Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele said Friday being free to communicate and freely choosing the means of communication is a "fundamental EU value."
European Commission Vice President Neelie Kores criticized the Twitter ban an "groundless, pointless, cowardly."
Erdogan has come under increasing pressure since audio recordings spread across social media that appeared to put him in the center of a corruption scandal.