Ashie S Hirji stashed this in Turkey
#TwitterisblockedinTurkey Some users trying to open the twitter.com website are apparently being redirected to a statement by Turkey's telecommunications regulator.It cites a court order to apply "protection measures" on the website.This comes after PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to "wipe out Twitter" following damaging allegations of corruption in his inner circle."I don't care what the international community says at all. Everyone will see the power of the Turkish Republic," Mr Erdogan said earlier on Thursday. Erdogan has previously called social media a "menace to society" and threatened to ban YouTube and Facebook. Last year, at least 25 people were arrested for tweeting messages of protests against Erdogan and his government.Turkish Twitter ban draws public fury.
Turkey's President Abdullah Gul Calls Erdogan's Twitter Ban Unacceptable http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/21/turkey-president-twitter-ban_n_5005759.html
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said on Friday he expected a block on Twitter to be temporary and that an agreement should be reached with the social media
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said on Friday he expected a block on Twitter to be temporary and that an agreement should be reached with the social media platform. “I don’t think this will last too long. A mutual solution needs to be found,” Babacan told CNBC-e television channel, adding that while freedom of expression was important, the individual right to privacy also needed to be respected. (Reporting by Seda Sezer; Editing by Nick Tattersall and Alison Williams)See the original post: http://news.yahoo.com/turkish-deputy-pm-expects-block-twitter-temporary-084247240--sector.html
ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban and suspicions growing that the prime minister was using court orders to suppress corruption allegations against him and his government.
Turkey's telecommunications authority said it had blocked access to the social media network hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "rip out the roots" of the website. Tweets have proliferated with links to recordings that appear to incriminate him and other top officials in corruption. http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_25391480/turkey-blocks-twitter-over-graft-recordings
Are there any Twitter alternatives they can use in Turkey?
Adam I am not sure and if they do have I am sure the Government is blocking the site or sites. Update: The government has closed one of the most popular backdoors that Turks have been using to circumvent the blocking of Twitter. Twitter had expressed hope that full access to the website would be returned soon, after a lawyer representing the microblogging platform met with the authorities in Ankara on March 21.
Thanks Ashie. Is the government blocking Facebook and Instagram and WhatsApp and Skype too?
Or just Twitter?
I believe Twitter and as of today Youtube due to another leak being reported ..