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Turkey PM threatens to 'go after' Twitter for tax evasion

Published on Apr 12, 2014 10:45 PM
 

ANKARA (AFP) - Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday he will "go after" Twitter, accusing the site of tax-evasion, after it was used to spread damaging leaks implicating his inner circle in corruption scandals.

"Twitter, YouTube and Facebook are international companies established for profit," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in televised remarks.

"Twitter is at the same time a tax evader. We will go after it."

Erdogan's government on March 20 banned access to the social media site, sparking outrage among Turkey's Nato allies and international human rights groups who viewed it as a setback for democracy in the EU-hopeful country.

Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday, April 12, 2014, he will "go after" Twitter, accusing the site of tax-evasion, after it was used to spread damaging leaks implicating his inner circle in corruption scandals. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP
 
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