Turkey Prime Minister Erdogan accuses Twitter of tax evasion after lifting ban

April 14
6:40 AM 2014

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Twitter of tax evasion and vowed he would "go after" the social network firm. The news comes just a few days after the ban against Twitter has been lifted, according to Engadget.

Erdogan said in an Al Jazeera reported cited by The Drum: "Twitter, YouTube and Facebook are international companies established for profit. Twitter is at the same time a tax evader. We will go after it."

Erdogan blocked access to Twitter on March 20 after damaging corruption leaks about him were circulated on the site. This move ignited the fury of NATO and other international human rights organizations. On April 3, the Turkish government was forced to lift the ban, the report detailed.

As of now, Erdogan does not yet have an official case against the recently-banned social network. In addition, he still believes that promoting freedom of expression will interfere with the country's political situation, Engadget reported.

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