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Turkey’s ban on the social media site Twitter violates freedom of expression and individual rights, the country’s top court has ruled.
The constitutional court also said that last month’s ban must be lifted, sending a statement to Turkey’s media regulator and the government.
It remains unclear whether the verdict will lead to a lifting of the block.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had vowed to “wipe out Twitter” after users spread allegations of corruption.
Twitter itself has filed a challenge to the access ban.
On Wednesday, the constitutional court in Ankara sent its ruling to the country’s telecommunication authority (TIB) and the transport and communications ministry.
It asked them to “do what’s necessary” to lift the ban, Turkey’s NTV television reported.
The authorities have so far made no public comment on the verdict.
A ban was imposed on 21 March on the grounds that Twitter had failed to remove the allegations of corruption involving senior officials.