The Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has banned Twitter. Why? He says social media “runs lies”. He also feels that it’s threatening his countries security. “Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have to respect the Turkish Republic’s laws. Turkey is not a banana republic,”. With all this, he also says that while Twitter is abiding to other countries laws, it is not
Even so, I feel like his decision was rather rash. Though his reasons are valid, there is also apposing reasons that are, too, valid. Couldn’t tTurkey try to reason with social media like Twitter first?
It is a sad situation for Turkey to be in. I have to agree with some of the things that Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. When he explained that other countries laws are being followed while his is not is, in my opinion, is not fair. Twitter should consider all options to be respectful. I personally feel that Twitter has failed to do the job.
Maybe one day twitter and turkey will work everything out. For now though, some conflicts are still being dealt with. Lets just hope they find a happy medium.