Renewed access to the site may not last since the Turkish government can appeal the ruling, says Hurriyet Daily News.
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Though the stay of execution sounds like a victory for all those opposed to the ban, the celebration may be short-lived. The government's telecommunication's arm has a right to appeal the ruling, which could see Twitter go offline again. The court is also expected to review individual applications concerning the ban on Wednesday, Hurriyet Daily News reported.
Critics of Erdogan say the move to block Twitter is politically motivated.
The prime minister has been embroiled in a political corruption scandal that has embarrassed the government through news, videos, and images posted on the microblogging site. Recordings have surfaced on Twitter of Erdogan and his son in which the two allegedly discuss how to hide large sums of money. Erdogan has labeled those recordings fake.
Erdogan has insisted that Twitter remove certain objectionable content in order for the ban to be lifted. The prime minister said the site agreed to remove "one or two" items, Hurriyet Daily News said. But Erdogan claims there are around "700 pieces of content" that his government wants removed.
Turkish citizens initially were able to sneak past the ban by setting their computers and mobile devices to use Google's DNS servers. The government has since blocked those addresses. But there are ways around most blockades such as this. People in Turkey can still tweet using SMS on a mobile phone or virtual private networking software on a PC or mobile phone.