Ex-minister talks blocking of Twitter in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 15
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
If needed, access to Twitter can get blocked in Turkey, says the former transport, maritime and communications minister of Turkey, Lutfi Elvan.
Speaking to Turkey's TGRT TV channel on Oct. 15, Elvan said that unfortunately, a number of terrorist organizations use social media for their purposes.
Elvan's comments come days after a deadly terrorist attack in Ankara.
Two days before that terrorist act, which killed 106 and injured over 200, some Twitter users tweeted that "there will be a massive explosion in Ankara."
Following that the Turkish authorities demanded that Twitter provide them with IP addresses of suspicious persons in connection with the Ankara terrorist attack.
The request was granted by Twitter.
Earlier, Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the identity and nationality of one of the suicide bombers, who carried out the attack in Ankara, was revealed.
Afterwards, Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) warned of the possibility of repeated terrorist attacks in the country. The intelligence organization said that 20 more suicide bombers are preparing to carry out attacks in different cities of Turkey.