Turkey's Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yildirim has said, "Those mentioned works are cyber security works. There are no works towards social media or social networking sites. It is injustice to keep saying that a ban would be placed on social media. We say yes to freedoms however we cannot let others' life become upside-down" in regards to claims of ban on the use of social media.
Turkish minister replied the questions of reporters following the "Turkey Offshore Energy Conference" organized by Istanbul Technical University (ITU).
Upon a question about news reports over a ban being placed on social media, Yildirim said there was a misunderstanding and added, "Those mentioned works are cyber security works. In the scope of the road map of the Cyber Security Council, a few decisions were taken and in a few days, the president will approve it. As of June 20, we will hold the second meeting of Cyber Security Council. All virtual world topics are related to the cyber security."
Any kind of blockings or resistance against wide facilities of social media as a freedom field is not right, said Yildirim.