​We will wipe out Twitter: Erdogan

 21 Mar 2014 - 2:53


ANKARA: Turkey’s combative Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday warned that he would eradicate Twitter in the wake of damaging allegations of corruption in his inner circle that have spread across social networks in recent weeks. “We will wipe out Twitter. I don’t care what the international community says,” he said at an election rally in the western province of Bursa. “They will see the Turkish republic’s strength.” The Internet Publishers Association that represents online and media companies, said the move was an attempt to “destroy freedom of expression”.