It was on Monday February 6th, 2023, that a massive earthquake with a 7.8 magnitude hit Turkey and Syria with death toll nearing 12,000 people as of writing this blog that the world saw the harshest images from the region.
On Wednesday, February 8th, the network monitoring firm NetBlocks said traffic filtering had been applied at the ISP level and that was stopping Twitter users from reaching Twitter.
Rescue teams and people and organizations raising donations communicate with people around the world via Twitter and this ban coincided with Erdogan, Turkey’s President visiting n the affected areas. In a reply to a user, Elon Musk tweeted:
“We are reaching out to understand more.”
Access to the internet is a human right. We constantly support our users and community in Turkey and any other country where the government is trying to block the free flow of information for their own people. GreenNet VPN is free to download and use on all major platforms such as iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Android. We wish that our Turkish users can access Twitter in any shape or form possible and hope that Twitter gets unbanned.
Update Feb 9th,
As of February 9th, 2023, Twitter is unbanned in Turkey and users from the country seem to be able to access the platform with no problem.