Good news in Turkey – according to the New York Times, the country’s March 20th ban on Twitter was lifted by the country’s Constitutional Court, which called it “illegal, arbitrary and a serious restriction on the right to obtain information.” This came after an earlier ruling by a lower court in Turkey was not recognized by the country’s government.
Yaman Akdeniz, a Turkish law professor at Istanbul’s Bilgi University, a cyber-rights activist, and self-described “trouble-maker,” was one who challenged the ban before the Constitutional Court. “This is a major victory for democracy and freedom of expression in Turkey. We didn’t expect this today.”
YouTube is still banned in Turkey, and Google has appealed to the Constitutional Court to lift the ban, which could end up being resolved sometime in the coming month.