'Cowardly' Twitter ban attacked by EC vice-president

European Commission vice-president Neelie Kroes has joined the criticism of Turkey's Twitter ban.

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Repeating my message: the Twitter ban in #Turkey is groundless, pointless, cowardly. Freedom to speak is fundamental #TurkeyBlockedTwitter

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Turkey's president: PM's Twitter ban 'unacceptable'

Turkey's president has criticised the ban on Twitter imposed by the country's prime minister - in a tweet. Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to "eradicate" the social media network, which was used to spread corruption allegations.