Germany has joined a host of voices criticising Turkey's ban on Twitter.
"It doesn't fit with our idea of freedom of expression to forbid or block any form of communication," Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokeswoman said.
Turkey's courts blocked access to Twitter following Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's vow, on the campaign trail ahead of March 30 local elections, to "wipe out" the service.
He says he does not care what the international community says about it, though President Abdullah Gul has objected to his actions.
More top news
Spencer Stone, one of the three American men who thwarted the French terror attack in August, has been stabbed repeatedly.
The 16-year-old's stepbrother and his girlfriend are accused of murdering her and then cutting her body up.
A top film producer is at the centre of an international manhunt after he disappeared, allegedly taking £45m of investment with him.