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Turkey Twitter traffic spikes despite countrywide ban

In a surprise move last night, the Turkish government shut down access to Twitter in that country. At least, they tried to. Despite the ban, Turkish Twitter traffic has increased exponentially. Aykan Erdemir is a member of parliament for the opposition Republican People's Party. He tells Carol, "Even my mother-in-law managed to circumvent the ban." Listen to find out what...

In a surprise move last night, the Turkish government shut down access to Twitter in that country. At least, they tried to. Despite the ban, Turkish Twitter traffic has increased exponentially. Aykan Erdemir is a member of parliament for the opposition Republican People's Party. He tells Carol, "Even my mother-in-law managed to circumvent the ban." Listen to find out what spurred the ban and how people are getting around it.


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