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Financial Times - United Kingdom | 23/03/2014

Twitter ban won't silence Turks

In blocking access to Twitter the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has only shot himself in the foot, the Anglo-Turkish author Alev Scott writes in the conservative daily Financial Times: "Watching this is like watching a grandfather taking on his grandson at a computer game - an inevitably pathetic battle of unmatched expertise and agility. It is not so much a question of age but of energy and outlook; Twitter users are typically news-hungry Turks who seek to find out more about their environment, who are comfortable in a forum of opinion and discourse. Mr Erdoğan has spectacularly miscalculated this fight, succeeding only in fuelling rumour and rancour."

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