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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.

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Turkey aims for 'agreement' with Twitter

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan Credit: Reuters

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister expects a block on Twitter to be temporary and says 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," Ali Babacan told CNBC-e, adding that while freedom of expression was important, the individual right to privacy also needed to be respected.

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