Turkish deputy PM expects block on Twitter to be temporary

Source: Reuters - Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:41 GMT
Author: Reuters
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ISTANBUL, March 21 (Reuters) - Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said on Friday he expected a block on Twitter to be temporary and that an agreement should be reached with the social media platform.

"I don't think this will last too long. A mutual solution needs to be found," Babacan told CNBC-e television channel, adding that while freedom of expression was important, the individual right to privacy also needed to be respected. (Reporting by Seda Sezer; Editing by Nick Tattersall and Alison Williams)

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