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ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday a constitutional court ruling that lifted a ban on Twitter was wrong and should be overturned.
"The constitutional court's ruling on Twitter did not serve justice. This ruling should be corrected," Erdogan told a parliamentary meeting of his AK Party.
Access to Twitter was blocked on March 21 in the run-up to local elections, but Turkey's telecoms authority lifted the two-week-old ban last Thursday after the court ruled that the block breached freedom of expression.
Tech-savvy Turks quickly found ways to get around the two-week-long censorship by using mobile virtual private network (VPN) apps, and Twitter use actually increased immediately after the ban took effect.
Erdogan has been battling a corruption scandal that has been fueled by alleged evidence circulated on social media of government wrongdoing.
His government also blocked access to YouTube, which is still restricted.