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Turkey Blocks Twitter, After Erdogan Vowed 'Eradication'


World  (tags: Turkey, PM Erdogan, twitter, social media block, internet, freedoms, corruption, politics, Gezi park protests )

Angelika
- 250 days ago - hurriyetdailynews.com
Turkey has blocked access to Twitter, hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed to close down the social media platform. "We now have a court order. We'll eradicate Twitter. I don't care what the international community says."



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Angelika R. (144)
Friday March 21, 2014, 9:10 am
Please read at site and Watch BBC  VIDEO
 

Angelika R. (144)
Friday March 21, 2014, 10:41 am
Check out some caricatures about who is now called " Twitler"
https://twitter.com/BananaKarenina/status/446791361526652929/photo/1
https://twitter.com/Istanbul_Indy/statuses/446816167814905856
https://twitter.com/drnssd/status/447064221084160000/photo/1/large
 

Angelika R. (144)
Friday March 21, 2014, 10:51 am
http://9gag.com/gag/1458884/twitler
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday March 21, 2014, 11:22 am

"Everyone will witness the power of the Turkish Republic,” Erdoğan said at his campaign rally in the western city of Bursa on March 20, 10 days before the upcoming local elections."

About all we have seen is the power of a tyrant. The people sure messed on this one.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Friday March 21, 2014, 3:39 pm
TWITLER fits him pretty good! I wonder about the election outcome and worry about more bloodshed.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Friday March 21, 2014, 3:50 pm
BTW-what's not mentioned, today was a day Turlkey had TWICE AS MANY TWEETS as normal, despite the blockade, people detoured it and even president Gül tweeted "Shutdown of social media 'cannot be approved' ".
Erdogan also wanted to block YouTube and Facebook.
 

Panchali Yapa (14)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 1:13 am
Thank you
 

Ben Oscarsito (343)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 8:07 am
"The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it"
(George Orwell)
 

Rehana VN (0)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 8:17 am
Another dictator drunk on his own stupidity. He will get his ass kicked!
 

Winn Adams (199)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 12:55 pm
OMG
 

Birgit W. (151)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 2:05 pm
Ben O. says it all. Thanks for sharing.
 

Debra Tate (17)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 2:08 pm
Noted!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 4:34 pm
HAH hah hah...Twitler ,,hahah.:) another one bites the dust..find a hangin tree turks..:)
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 4:09 pm
There's a comedy but I can't laugh.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 5:16 pm
Suheyla, very true. It IS laughable what Erdogan is doing but too sad and serious to laugh. Now he is making new threats, accusing Twitter, Facebook and Youtube of tax fraud and dodging, pleding "to get them"- my goodness!
 

Angelika R. (144)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 5:21 pm
latest news> http://www.dw.de/turkeys-erdogan-targets-twitter-taxes-blasts-constitutional-court/a-17563500
 
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