Turkish PM: ‘We’ll Eradicate Twitter’
Credit: Fortum Sverige
March 23, 2014

Via PBS News Hour:

In a stunning move Friday, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan banned microblogging site Twitter across his country, in an attempt to quiet critics of his administration as it prepares for crucial elections later this month.

Erdogan and his political party, the AKP, are in the midst of a major corruption scandal. Allegations of bribery and extortion first surfaced on the social media site last December and have since grown louder.

After the order, Erdogan appeared unbothered by the decision.

“We’ll eradicate Twitter,” he said. “I don’t care what the international community says. Everyone w...

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