Ministers applaud Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, front, at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo)
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The president of Turkey's top court strongly rejected Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "excessive criticism" of the judiciary, saying that courts do not take orders.The court has provoked the wrath of the government in recent weeks, especially after ruling that a controversial ban on Twitter was a breach of free speech.The Twitter ban was overturned on April 3 after the constitutional court's verdict, which was condemned by Erdogan who accused the judiciary of being packed with political opponents.Erdogan, Turkey's strongman premier for 11 years, ordered the Internet curbs in the lead-up to March 30 municipal elections, in which his party scored sweeping wins despite the graft scandal.
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