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Turkey’s Twitter ban is easily bypassed, but there are no easy answers to Erdoğan’s abuse of power

Baykurt, Burcu (2014) Turkey’s Twitter ban is easily bypassed, but there are no easy answers to Erdoğan’s abuse of power. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (24 Mar 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced a block on the use of Twitter in the country. Burcu Baykurt writes that while the actual ban on Twitter is largely unworkable from a technical standpoint, the move is aimed at stabilising Erdoğan’s political support base ahead of local elections. More importantly, the fact that the prime minister can implement such a controversial policy under his own initiative highlights the excessive power of the executive in Turkey, raising important questions about democratic legitimacy.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 10:06
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72059

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