A poster of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, is seen on an election billboard next to a statue of Mehmed II, the conquerant of Istanbul, in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
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Turkey's telecoms authority lifted a two-week-old ban on Twitter on Thursday after the constitutional court ruled the block breached freedom of expression, an official in Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's office said.Turkey's Official Gazette on Thursday morning published the Constitutional Court's ruling from Wednesday, further piling pressure on the telecoms authorities to lift the ban, which had faced widespread international condemnation.Google's video-sharing website YouTube remains offline in Turkey, the TIB having blocked it one week after blocking Twitter.The lifing of the ban means that the TIB will instruct Turkey's internet providers to unblock access to the site, a process likely to take several hours.
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