Turkey's Twitter firestorm

Turkey's Twitter firestorm

Pro-Erdogan commentator accuses Turkish Twitter users of participating in international conspiracy against the state.


A Turkish protestor holds up a placard with a picture of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reading "Liar, thief, looter AKP" during a demonstration against corruption in Istanbul on December 25, 2013. (AFP PHOTO/ BULENT KILIC)


Turks tweeting in English are allegedly at the centre of an anti-government conspiracy.  A pro- government commentator on Turkish television generated outrage when he stated that the English-language tweets about a recent graft probe of the government are undermining the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).