Turkey may ban Facebook and YouTube if Erdoğan wins elections

I am wondering how #EU reacts to this. After all Erdogan ‘s Turkey is an aspiring EU canditate.

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Prime minister blames political enemies for abusing social network sites with stream of fabricated internet postings

The Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, said Facebook and YouTube could be banned following local elections in March after leaked tapes of an alleged phone call between him and his son went viral, prompting calls for his resignation.

Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says political enemies are trying to discredit him and his party. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says political enemies are trying to discredit him and his party. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

Erdoğan claims social media sites have been abused by his political enemies, in particular his former ally US-based Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen, who, he says, is behind a stream of “fabricated” audio recordings posted on the internet purportedly revealing corruption in his inner circle.

“We are determined on this subject. We will not leave this nation at the mercy of YouTube and Facebook,” Erdoğan said in an interview late on Thursday with the…

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