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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Turkish president hits back at ban via Twitter

Turkey's president has hit back on Twitter against his prime minister's ban on the service.

In a series of tweets, Abdullah Gul said that complete closure of social media sites was "unacceptable".

He added that only individual web pages should be shut down, rather than the service as a whole, should a court rule that privacy has been breached.

"Hopefully this application will not last long," President Gul said.

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