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Journalist Says Twitter Blocking His Account for ‘Instigating Terrorism’ at Turkey’s Request

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Zeynalov went on to clarify that the ban would prevent Twitter users in Turkey from seeing messages posted on his account. He also has a Turkish-language account, which was blocked in Turkey last month.

Like many of those arrested during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s post-coup crackdown, Zeynalov has written for Today’s Zamanwhich the UK Guardian notes was “taken over by government-appointed trustees in March and is now strongly pro-Erdogan.”

This was done because Today’s Zaman was linked to the Hizmet movement, whose leader, Fethullah Gulen, lives in the United States. Gulen has been accused of masterminding July’s aborted coup attempt, and the Turkish government has demanded his extradition from the U.S. – READ MORE

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