President Gül says Facebook, YouTube ban out of question

President Gül says Facebook, YouTube ban out of question

Turkish President Abdullah Gül (Photo: Zaman, Ali Unal)

March 07, 2014, Friday/ 13:45:00

Turkey's president on Friday ruled out a ban on Facebook and YouTube after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan threatened such a move to stop political foes posting audio recordings purportedly exposing government corruption.

"The closure of them is out of the question," Abdullah Gül told reporters when asked about Erdoğan's comments, adding that under a recently passed law authorities could block access to material on such sites if a person's privacy is violated.

 

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