ANKARA: Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he will “go after” Twitter, accusing the site of tax-evasion.
In a televised speech, Recep Tayyip Erdogan also launched a tirade against the nation’s highest court for ruling against a ban on Twitter, charging that it put the rights of businesses above that of Turkey’s.
“Twitter, YouTube and Facebook are international companies established for profit and making money,” Erdogan said.
“Twitter is at the same time a tax evader. We will go after it,” he added.
“These companies, like every international company, will abide by my country’s constitution, laws and tax rules”.
Erdogan’s government on March 20 banned access to the social media site over the leaks, 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.