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Turkish court orders lifting of Twitter ban

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A Turkish court Wednesday overturned a controversial Twitter ban imposed after audio recordings spread via the social media site implicated Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a corruption scandal. 

A picture representing a mugshot of the Twitter bird is seen on a smart phone with a Turkish flag on March 26, 2014 in Istanbul

The Ankara administrative court ruled that the ban restricted freedom of expression, after the Turkish Bar Association put up a legal challenge against the government's move, saying it was without legal grounds and an arbitrary decision.

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