After severe earthquakes, Turkey is reportedly restricting access to Twitter

After severe earthquakes, Turkey is reportedly restricting access to Twitter

While Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday afternoon that access to Twitter in Turkey should be “reenabled soon,” Twitter does not have a communications staff that can be contacted for comment.

Turkey has already barred its citizens from using social media, so this would not be the first time. It also happened during cross-border military operations and terrorist strikes. Twitter was briefly prohibited in Turkey in 2014. Users were exchanging voice recordings and papers that alleged to expose corruption within the area of influence of then-prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoan. Erdoan was elected president of Turkey later that year and still holds that position today. His administration has been chastised for its reaction to this week’s calamity.