Turkish PM blames riots on ‘scourge’ of social media, prefers the calm of state TV
The Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Erdogan, has condemned social media as a “the worst menace to society” following a weekend of anti-authorities demonstrations throughout his nation. He singled out the “scourge” of Twitter particularly, since protestors have been utilizing that platform to share info and vent anger on the authorities. Small-scale riots began over plans to construct a shopping center or mosque (relying on who you consider) on the grounds of a well-liked park in central Istanbul, however they shortly unfold to different areas and to a broader set of grievances about Erdogan’s more and more authoritarian stance. None of those disturbances have been particularly seen on nationwide TV stations, nevertheless, as there have just lately been heavy crackdowns on press freedom inside Turkey. From the sound of it, Erdogan would like a extra tightly managed web too — or maybe none in any respect.
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