According to the Netblocks organization, which tracks global internet access, Twitter has been restricted in Turkey. The organization noted that the restriction was being implemented by major internet providers TTNet and Turkcell, and is being enforced through SNI filtering.
Despite the recent government statements on disinformation on social media platforms, no official announcement has been made on this particular restriction. The move by the Turkish authorities has sparked concern among citizens who rely on the platform in times of crisis, such as the recent earthquake that struck the country.
Netblocks metrics show that the restriction is having a significant impact on the availability of Twitter in Turkey, highlighting the importance of maintaining open access to information during times of crisis.
⚠️ Confirmed: Real-time network data show Twitter has been restricted in #Turkey; the filtering is applied on major internet providers and comes as the public come to rely on the service in the aftermath of a series of deadly earthquakes
— NetBlocks (@netblocks) February 8, 2023