Erdogan warns of a ban of social networks in Turkey

Erdogan warns of a ban of social networks in Turkey


By Manolis Kostidis – Ankara

Prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned about new restrictions on internet users, following the general elections of March 30, 2014.

Speaking on an interview given for ATV network, Mr. Erdogan said that authorities are looking into the possibility of banning Facebook and Youtube social networks.

“There have been different reactions about the law that we introduced in relation to internet use. There are new incentives on this law, steps which will be taken after March 30. Some say that YouTube and Facebook must be included. We’re determined on this issue. We will not sacrifice the Turkish people for Facebook or Youtube. We will be determined in taking the necessary steps even if it means imposing a ban on them. There are several networks which promote espionage and fake documents for the purposes of gain”, Erdogan said.

Erdogan stated that in the interview he had with Barak Obama he stressed the issue of the “war” from the order of Fethullah Gulen, who resides in the US, against him. “The source of turmoil in my country is staying in your country and i am waiting for the necessary steps from your side. The same way you ask from me those who threaten the internal security of the US, I ask your help in this matter”, he said.