Twitter Türkiye saati ile 15:45 dolaylarında resmi blogundan Türkiye’deki Twitter yasağı ile ilgili açıklama yaptı. Yaptığı bu açıklamayla 6 gündür Türkiye’de neden engelli olduğuna da açıklık getirdi.
Yapılan açıklamaya göre Twitter, alınan 3 mahkeme kararının ikisine uyarak kapanmaya sebep içerikleri Twitter’ın kullanım kurallarını ihlal ettiği gerekçesiyle kaldırmış. Fakat üçüncü mahkeme kararında içerik eski bakan Binali Yıldırım’ın yaptığı iddia edilen yolsuzlukla ilgili olduğu için Twitter bu talebi reddetmiş.
Ankara İdare Mahkemesinin de aldığı yürütmeyi durdurma kararında belirtilen: “Twitter’ın engellenmesinin artık yasal bir dayanağının da olmadığını ve bu noktadan sonra engellenmenin hükümet tarafından kaldırılmasını bekledikleri “açıklamada yer alıyor.
Şimdi durum ne olacak kapanmanın baş aktörü Hakim, Savcı ve Başbakan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ne cevap verecek bekleyip göreceğiz.
Twitter’ın yaptığı resmi açıklama:
It’s now been six days since the Turkish government blocked access to Twitter. Throughout this time, we’ve been engaged in discussion with Turkish authorities to hear their concerns, inform them about how our platform and policies work, and try and bring this situation to a resolution. But still, the millions of people in Turkey who turn to Twitter to make their voices heard are being kept from doing just that.
So today, we filed petitions for lawsuits we have been working on together with our independent Turkish attorney over the last few days in various Turkish courts to challenge the access ban on Twitter, joining Turkish journalists and legal experts, Turkish citizens, and the international community in formally asking for the ban to be lifted.
The purported legal basis for the ban is three court orders (none of which were provided to us prior to the ban) and a public prosecutor’s request.
Two of the three court orders relate to content that violated our own Rules and is already suspended. The last order instructed us to take down an account accusing a former minister of corruption. This order causes us concern. Political speech is among the most important speech, especially when it concerns possible government corruption. That’s why today we have also petitioned the Turkish court on behalf of our users to reverse this order.
While we contest the order, we are using our Country Withheld Content tool on the account in question, the first time we’ve used it in Turkey, as well as on several Tweets based on the public prosecutor’s request regarding the safety of an individual. The tool allows content to be withheld in a specific jurisdiction while remaining visible to the rest of the world. We have already provided notice of this action to the affected users, and are posting all information we’re legally able to disclose about the withholdings to Chilling Effects.
We’d like to emphasize that at no point during this blockage have we given the Turkish government any user data like email or IP addresses, consistent with our commitment to user privacy.
With all announced bases for the access ban addressed, there are no legal grounds for the blocking of our service in Turkey. Furthermore, with positive developments today concerning judicial review of this disproportionate and illegal administrative act of access banning the whole of Twitter, we expect the government to restore access to Twitter immediately so that its citizens can continue an open online dialogue ahead of the elections to be held at the end of this week.