Foreign Office concerned at reports of moves to shutdown twitter in Turkey. Free speech a fundamental right.
The UK urges the authorities in Turkey to reconsider any ban on access to social media. Freedom of speech and expression is a fundamental right for all.
A Foreign Office spokesperson said:
We are concerned about reports suggesting that access to Twitter from Turkey may be blocked.
Social media has a vital role to play in a modern democracy, and helps to promote transparency and vibrant public debate.
We have long supported Turkey’s accession to the EU. As a candidate country, it is important for Turkey to promote the EU’s core values of freedom of expression, democracy and the rule of law.
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