Turkey must unblock Twitter now!
A few days before local elections, Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan has taken the decision to clamp down on freedom of expression by blocking Twitter.
GUE/NGL President Gabi Zimmer condemned this move in the strongest possible terms: “Banning social media and shutting out millions of users is an assault on democratic values in a democratic society.
“In a democratic society there is no place for restrictions on freedom of expression. This is a clear attempt by the Turkish government to silence dissenting voices.
“We call for an immediate reopening of access to Twitter.”
GUE/NGL Press Contact:
Emily Macintosh +32 470 85 05 08
European United Left / Nordic Green Left
European Parliamentary Group