Twitter Files For Lawsuits In Turkish Courts To Challenge The Country’s Access Ban

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turkey-twitter For  TechCrunchDarrell Etherington  reports:  Twitter has just announced that it has formally joined the cause of those defending use of its service in Turkey, by  filing petitions for lawsuits  in a number of Turkish courts after working with its Turkish attorney over the course of the past few days. The petitions ask that the ban be lifted formally, and join the existing chorus of Turkish legal community members, citizens and journalists who have already succeeded in  winning a stay of the Turkish government’s application to block the service entirely .

Twitter says that the proposed ban is a series of three court orders that it wasn’t privy to before the ban was enacted, which include two that the company claims relate to content on their network that violate their own terms of service, and have accordingly been removed. The last one, which deals with a tweet accusing a…

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