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Turkey has no plans to block other social media after Twitter: official

A portrait of the Twitter logo in Ventura, California December 21, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
A portrait of the Twitter logo in Ventura, California December 21, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has no current plans to block access to other social media platforms such as Facebook after blocking Twitter due to complaints that it was breaching privacy, a senior Turkish official told Reuters on Friday.

"The path was taken to block access within the framework of a court decision because of the failure to overcome the problem with the management of Twitter," the official said.

"At the moment there is no such decision for other social media like Facebook," he added.

(Reporting by Orhan Coskun; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Nick Tattersall)

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