Twitter has been threatened with legal action

Law Professors Yaman Akdeniz and Kerem Altıparmak have written to Twitter asking the social network to cease blocking accounts in the country because it violates human rights.  Formal legal notice through a notary public has been sent by  on 20 January 2015.

Akdeniz and  Altıparmak said that if Twitter continues to block accounts, the pair will “take all possible forms of legal action in both Turkey and the United States”.

The professors argue in the formal legal notice that:

Processes that lead to court orders, which are shown as grounds for country withheld content, are against the right to a fair trial, 

Twitter has no obligation to abide by the decisions issued by the judicial bodies in Turkey,

The Majority of decisions issued by the courts regarding Twitter accounts are against the constitution and the European Convention on human rights,

Protection of universal human rights is not only the obligation of states but also of companies that engage in transnational activities.

A copy of the formal legal notice may be accessed through the below link:

Formal legal notice sent to the legal representatives of Twitter Inc

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