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To President Gul and members of the AKP:

We call on you to use your influence to overturn the ban on Twitter immediately and stop the current crackdown on freedom of expression in Turkey. Censorship will only lead to further corruption and polarisation -- we urge you show true leadership and stand with the people of Turkey to save our democracy.  

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Turkey's authoritarian spiral is really going out of control with the new crackdown on Twitter and now it’s clear that only if we speak out and flood Ankara with our protest can we save the country'sfuture.

Erdogan thinks he can use censorship to kill popular unrest around the corruption scandal. Yesterday’s Twitter ban could be a key turning point towarda dark era for the country. He is saying boldly that he doesn’t fear popular reaction, but he could soon lose the support of his party,which he needs in order to govern --President Gul just spoke out against the ban. If Erdoganstarts fearing he might lose elections next week in key cities as a backlash of his ban, he might be forced to lift it.

These elections are just a few days away --sign the petition now to President Gul and other key political leaders. As soon as we reach 100,000 signatureswe’ll project tweets in front of their offices to convince them that the ban must be lifted:

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