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Turkey Blocks Google As Erdogan Defends Twitter Action

Turkey has blocked a Google service used by Turks to circumvent a ban on Twitter, Turkish newspapers said, as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government defended its social media clampdown. The government has prevented access to Google DNS, the newspapers reported. To use Twitter, Turks had turned to DNS, which was created in the 1980s to help computers find websites using words instead of numbers. Calls to Mr Erdogan's office and the country's telecommunications watchdog went unanswered on Saturday. Turkey's government accuses Twitter of 'systematic character assassinations ...New York Daily News Turkey strengthens Twitter ban, institutes IP level blockWashington Post (blog) - by Andrea Peterson From Turkey:Gov't says Twitter 'biased', did nothing to stop 'character assassinations'Today's Zaman Opinion:Turkey's attempt to ban Twitter is a big failure on Day 1USA TODAY In Depth:Turkish PM Erdogan rallies against 'terrorist' rivalsHindustan Times

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