Turkish president rejects Facebook, YouTube ban over wiretaps

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CNK wrote:

Erdogan freaked out

Mar 07, 2014 6:03am EST  --  Report as abuse
hallofids wrote:

Turkey’s media happily profiteers through engagement of dirty business and it has no rules which decreases the quality of democracy in Turkey as it does not function as a reliable information source. Rather, it choses to engage in business with political (including politics under the cover of religion) actors.

Mar 07, 2014 6:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
Gogos wrote:

Welcome to the stone age Turkey!

Mar 07, 2014 7:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
playspeed wrote:

would he be reelected after that?

Mar 07, 2014 8:10am EST  --  Report as abuse
disengage wrote:

Erdogan, marches Turkey towards Sharia law. Like any other ideologue, he looks to stifle any opposition fast. He wants to make sure, the only information allowed to the sheepish public, is controlled by he. If the Turkish people want their proud country back, from this path, of complete lack of freedoms, the people need to move fast. Don’t let him get away with these moves unopposed..

Mar 07, 2014 8:39am EST  --  Report as abuse
RobertFrost wrote:

So the headline reads::

“Turkish president rejects Facebook, YouTube ban over wiretaps”

But the text asserts:

“Turkey’s president on Friday ruled out any ban on Facebook and YouTube after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said the sites could be shut to stop his foes anonymously posting audio recordings purportedly exposing corruption in his inner circle.”

Which one is to believe?

In fact, the Turkish Prime Minister made the threat, and with the new Internet laws, the dictatorial intent of the Islamist ruling party cannot take on further white wash.

The Turkish government is fast approaching Saudi Arabia and the Gulf sheikhdoms style of despotism, control of the judiciary and suppression of dissent, with thousands in jail, including journalists, of whom Turkey has in prison the highest number in the region, and probably in the world.

But fear not! They will remain a cherished close and reliable ally of the US – never mind the loud rhetoric about the ‘sacred’ role of the US in promoting ‘Human rights, Freedom and Democracy.’ The Official Information System will work its magic…

Keep reading!

Mar 07, 2014 10:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
mstumer wrote:

Your reporting states: “Erdogan, the most popular politician in Turkey”. The reason he may be looking like he is popular is that his not only authoritarian but also illegal ways limit the exposure others can receive. I wonder what you’ll call him when he is “toppled”!

Mar 07, 2014 2:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mstumer wrote:

“Reuters has not been able to verify the authenticity of the recordings”. Did anyone provided your organization and other media with original recording? Some one must have because recordings were brought to two US-based recording studios to receive bogus reports of “montage”. They then disappeared. I am disappointed that news media isn’t doing enough to reveal what is going on here. I can’t see how Erdogan can lead Turkey when what he is doing is creating a climate of terror and intimidation toward anyone who opposes him.

Mar 07, 2014 2:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
CNK wrote:

secularists are gaining new elections

Mar 07, 2014 7:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
metingun2 wrote:

Well ; you are misinformed about the actual details obviously ` the new law is about the INDIVIDUAL AND SPECIFIC LINK ONLY to the INDIVIDUAL Video or Posting at the Facebook or You Tube “NOT THE WHOLE CONNECTION BUT “SPECIFIC LINK” UNDER SCRUTINY WHICH(Individual link) IS SPECIFICALLY AND INDIVIDUALLY CHALLENGED AT THE COURT , and the judge has to give specific order for that `specific video or news link` to be taken off the internet within 24 hours of notice . Until the `accuracy of the accusations or allegations and intended defamation ` against an individual(s) proven without any reasonable doubt with solid evidences . As you see it is not different from most of the western countries constitutional rights for individuals privacy . In the past –these individual allegations or accusations at the You Tube postings or Facebook Postings – were left alone indefinitely until irreparable and unfair harm is done to the accused and innocent party or parties even at the end it is proven that the accusations were not true but they were the product of “Photoshop handiwork ” or “voice processor synthesized software copy/paste/duplication and manufacture of individuals voice ”. And President Gul also agrees on the issue that `individual privacies unfairly intruded and innocent people are defamed` , he agrees fully with Prime Minister Erdogan also on the `Specific individual link of concern ` which is challenged at the court needs to be banned from broadcasting to the country NOT the whole You Tube or Facebook . All for the sake of Individual Right to Privacy and Dignity and Innocence until proven otherwise . Same principle is exactly applicable to the Constitution of the United States

Mar 08, 2014 9:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
metingun2 wrote:

Well ; you are misinformed about the actual details obviously ` the new law is about the INDIVIDUAL AND SPECIFIC LINK ONLY to the INDIVIDUAL Video or Posting at the Facebook or You Tube “NOT THE WHOLE CONNECTION BUT “SPECIFIC LINK” UNDER SCRUTINY WHICH(Individual link) IS SPECIFICALLY AND INDIVIDUALLY CHALLENGED AT THE COURT , and the judge has to give specific order for that `specific video or news link` to be taken off the internet within 24 hours of notice . Until the `accuracy of the accusations or allegations and intended defamation ` against an individual(s) proven without any reasonable doubt with solid evidences . As you see it is not different from most of the western countries constitutional rights for individuals privacy . In the past –these individual allegations or accusations at the You Tube postings or Facebook Postings – were left alone indefinitely until irreparable and unfair harm is done to the accused and innocent party or parties even at the end it is proven that the accusations were not true but they were the product of “Photoshop handiwork ” or “voice processor synthesized software copy/paste/duplication and manufacture of individuals voice ”. And President Gul also agrees on the issue that `individual privacies unfairly intruded and innocent people are defamed` , he agrees fully with Prime Minister Erdogan also on the `Specific individual link of concern ` which is challenged at the court needs to be banned from broadcasting to the country NOT the whole You Tube or Facebook . All for the sake of Individual Right to Privacy and Dignity and Innocence until proven otherwise . Same principle is exactly applicable to the Constitution of the United States

Mar 08, 2014 9:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
metingun2 wrote:

Well ; you are misinformed about the actual details obviously ` the new law is about the INDIVIDUAL AND SPECIFIC LINK ONLY to the INDIVIDUAL Video or Posting at the Facebook or You Tube “NOT THE WHOLE CONNECTION BUT “SPECIFIC LINK” UNDER SCRUTINY WHICH(Individual link) IS SPECIFICALLY AND INDIVIDUALLY CHALLENGED AT THE COURT , and the judge has to give specific order for that `specific video or news link` to be taken off the internet within 24 hours of notice . Until the `accuracy of the accusations or allegations and intended defamation ` against an individual(s) proven without any reasonable doubt with solid evidences . As you see it is not different from most of the western countries constitutional rights for individuals privacy . In the past –these individual allegations or accusations at the You Tube postings or Facebook Postings – were left alone indefinitely until irreparable and unfair harm is done to the accused and innocent party or parties even at the end it is proven that the accusations were not true but they were the product of “Photoshop handiwork ” or “voice processor synthesized software copy/paste/duplication and manufacture of individuals voice ”. And President Gul also agrees on the issue that `individual privacies unfairly intruded and innocent people are defamed` , he agrees fully with Prime Minister Erdogan also on the `Specific individual link of concern ` which is challenged at the court needs to be banned from broadcasting to the country NOT the whole You Tube or Facebook . All for the sake of Individual Right to Privacy and Dignity and Innocence until proven otherwise . Same principle is exactly applicable to the Constitution of the United States

Mar 08, 2014 9:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
metingun2 wrote:

Well ; you are misinformed about the actual details obviously ` the new law is about the INDIVIDUAL AND SPECIFIC LINK ONLY to the INDIVIDUAL Video or Posting at the Facebook or You Tube “NOT THE WHOLE CONNECTION BUT “SPECIFIC LINK” UNDER SCRUTINY WHICH(Individual link) IS SPECIFICALLY AND INDIVIDUALLY CHALLENGED AT THE COURT , and the judge has to give specific order for that `specific video or news link` to be taken off the internet within 24 hours of notice . Until the `accuracy of the accusations or allegations and intended defamation ` against an individual(s) proven without any reasonable doubt with solid evidences . As you see it is not different from most of the western countries constitutional rights for individuals privacy . In the past –these individual allegations or accusations at the You Tube postings or Facebook Postings – were left alone indefinitely until irreparable and unfair harm is done to the accused and innocent party or parties even at the end it is proven that the accusations were not true but they were the product of “Photoshop handiwork ” or “voice processor synthesized software copy/paste/duplication and manufacture of individuals voice ”. And President Gul also agrees on the issue that `individual privacies unfairly intruded and innocent people are defamed` , he agrees fully with Prime Minister Erdogan also on the `Specific individual link of concern ` which is challenged at the court needs to be banned from broadcasting to the country NOT the whole You Tube or Facebook . All for the sake of Individual Right to Privacy and Dignity and Innocence until proven otherwise . Same principle is exactly applicable to the Constitution of the United States .

Mar 08, 2014 9:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AWAKEN6 wrote:

LISTEN TO THE ERDOGAN TAPED CALLS TO HIS SON TO HIDE THEIR FORTUNE.on YOUTUBE English translation Tayyip Erdoğan’s leaked phone calls and
See Utube secret Turkish MASONIC ceremony english subtitles. The Turkish chief architect = money. Erdogan & his family & friends have made their personal fortunes. Erdogan also had laws changed to benefit his son Bilal’s diamond company.

Mar 09, 2014 4:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

…my complaint is that facebook itself is just a horribly unethical company with horribly unethical attitude and method; and users/patrons should opt out and take a stand.
facebook as a company should be heavily reduced, fined, banned; and humans re-compensated.

…youtube is a totally different situation. i myself had my speech getting clouded by immorality and vileness; and i also don’t like pornography; it is not the platform i object to, however.

…extremely appreciate that turkey is addressing speech abuse; the us has gotten reduced by war games, games.

Mar 11, 2014 9:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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