"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.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the government would take steps against Twitter regardless of "what the international community will say."

Turkey recently tightened government control of the Internet saying it wanted to defend privacy. Erdogan's critics said the new law was a further bid to hush up corruption allegations flooding social media and video sharing sites.