Has The Ban On Twitter Exposed The Turkish Govt’s Weakness And Desperation?

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Sameera Ehteram
The Turkish government blocked Twitter on Thursday night. After telephone conversations and leaked documents were leaked over the social network which appeared to implicate high-ranking officials and some of their relatives and associates in a widespread corruption investigation, it might be the best they could do.

The Turkish government blocked Twitter on Thursday night.

After telephone conversations and leaked documents were leaked over the social network which appeared to implicate high-ranking officials and some of their relatives and associates in a widespread corruption investigation, it might be the best they could do.

It probably had something to do with the upcoming elections. Regardless, any sense of security that the politicians may feel from banning Twitter is bound to be short lived.

If anything, the act has fueled the discontent among the Turks.

And it’s not just the locals. The government of the country, already not held in the highest regard worldwide, has been getting a lot of flak from the international community, including celebrities:

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What Turkey hasn’t learned from the world is that the masses cannot be stopped.

Twitter itself has been out to help:

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It’s about time regimes come to realize that cuffing and gagging does not stop anyone, especially not an unhappy and bent for change nation.

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