Swedish Foreign Minister says Turkey’s Twitter ban ‘stupid’

Swedish Foreign Minister says Turkey’s Twitter ban ‘stupid’

PanARMENIAN.Net - Sweden's Foreign Minister has taken to Twitter to tell Turkey its efforts to block access to the social media network were "stupid."

Carl Bildt says the blockade "isn't working and also backfiring heavily," according to Reuters.

Bildt, known for being very active on Twitter, made the remark Saturday, a day after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan imposed a ban on the network.

The blockade came after links proliferated on Twitter to recordings that appear to incriminate Erdogan and other Turkish officials in corruption, including one in which Erdogan allegedly tells his son to dispose of large sums of money from a residence amid a police graft probe.

Tech-savvy users in Turkey quickly circumvented the ban and users swapped instructions online on how to change settings.

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