Turkey plans to ban Facebook and YouTube

Published: Friday, March 7 2014 11:44 a.m. MST

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the legislators of his ruling party in parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Erdogan said Turkey was prepared to counter any threats from Syria. “Every kind of threat to the Turkish territory and the Turkish people will find us standing against it,” Erdogan said. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to ban Facebook and YouTube in Turkey.

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Will Facebook and YouTube soon be banned in Turkey?

It looks that way, according to The Wall Street Journal, which reported that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will make sure Turkey doesn’t have YouTube or Facebook after local elections within the country on March 30.

“We are determined on this subject. We will not leave this nation at the mercy of YouTube and Facebook,” Erdogan said, adding that both social media sites were heavily used by his political opponents, WSJ reported. “We will take the necessary steps in the strongest way.”

Read the full article at wsj.com.

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