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Turkish PM Backtracks On Social Media Ban Threat

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March 11, 2014 AT 4:50 AM
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has backtracked on a threat to shut down Facebook and YouTube in Turkey. Erdogan, who is fighting allegations of corruption, said last week that the government was considering steps to prevent secretly wiretapped recordings from being leaked on the Internet, including shutting down Facebook and YouTube. In comments published in pro-government Yeni Safak newspaper Tuesday, Erdogan said the government was determined to fight "fabricated and dubbed" recordings on the Internet but acknowledged that a total shutdown of social media is "out of question".