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Turkey’s President Slams the Twitter Ban — on Twitter



Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pledged to eradicate Twitter on Thursday, but Abdullah Gül, the current president of Turkey, had an entirely different view. He couldn’t have chosen a better platform to express it on: Twitter.

“A complete shutdown of social media platforms cannot be approved,” Gül tweeted on Friday. “Also, as I mentioned many times before […] it is not technically possible to shut down Twitter anyway.”

Twitter was banned in Turkey on Thursday at around 4:30 p.m. ET, based on a recently passed law allowing Turkey’s telecommunications regulator (TIB) to shut down or block websites due to “privacy violations.” However, many still found workarounds Read more…

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