Turkish court temporarily blocks Twitter ban

March 26, 2014

Hurriyet Daily News reports:

Ankara’s 15th administrative court issued the stay of execution after a number of complaints were filed to courts last week to revoke the ban….

The court stated in its ruling that the ban of the entire website was contrary to the Turkish Constitution and the European Convention of Human Rights, as it restricted the freedom of expression and communication.

The TİB [the Turkish telecommunications authority] has a right to object to the ruling, but access should be reopened before a second decision is made, legal experts consulted by daily Hürriyet said. However, according to Prime Ministry sources quoted by Reuters, the TİB has up to 30 days to implement the ruling.

Thanks to the Media Law Resource Center MediaLawDaily for the pointer.

Eugene Volokh teaches free speech law, religious freedom law, church-state relations law, a First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic, and tort law, at UCLA School of Law, where he has also often taught copyright law, criminal law, and a seminar on firearms regulation policy.
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