Turkish Prime Minister threatens Twitter again, this time over tax evasion

Turkish Prime Minister threatens Twitter again, this time over tax evasion
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened microblogging site Twitter again, this time accusing it of tax evasion.

The PM recently tried banning Twitter in the nation, but the ban was overturned by the nation's highest court. Information about a major corruption scandal involving Erdogan's inner circle was broken and disseminated via the service.



In his latest tirade, Erdogan says "Twitter, YouTube and Facebook are international companies established for profit and making money. Twitter is at the same time a tax evader. We will go after it. These companies, like every international company, will abide by my country's constitution, laws and tax rules."

Erdogan then criticized the court's decision, claiming it was "advocating commercial law of international companies instead of defending the rights of its own country and its own people. This amounts to interference in politics. We abided by the (court) ruling on (Twitter), but I say it again, I don't respect it."

A week after blocking Twitter, the government also blocked YouTube, after videos were uploaded of a secret meeting between the country's top civilian and military officials.

Source:
Yahoo News


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 15 Apr 2014 0:22
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  • 6 comments
  • mightyzog

    Good luck with that!! Is this guy for real?? While I am no fan of social media ( I hate Facebook), this guy is nuts if he thinks he's gonna win this " war".

    15.4.2014 13:35 #1

  • Mrguss

    "In my country.........."

    PM Erdogan should eradicate RIAA & MPAA for playing music, movies, etc. in "his country" or charge taxes to the Pirates for download them for free !?

    The whole thing is just retard !

    Live Free or Die.
    The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
    Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

    15.4.2014 16:44 #2

  • xboxdvl2

    if twitter is making money from people living in turkey and turkey isn't getting tax from it he has a point.

    hundreds of companies make money worldwide from people living in other countries over the net,local,state tax isn't paid but i can't see a fair way to make the taxes work and by trying the only thing they'd end up doing is over taxing everything.

    custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

    16.4.2014 10:10 #3

  • Mrguss

    Originally posted by xboxdvl2: if twitter is making money from people living in turkey and turkey isn't getting tax from it he has a point. How "he or them" can tax a ghost ?
    Can TPB, Proxies, Bitcoin, etc be taxed by all the countries of the world ?

    If that can be possible one day.
    Where the tax money will end up: In the hands of all the Corrupt Politicians (Govt's.) of the world ?

    ...like this dude on my backyard:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqQRhJjS0ww

    Live Free or Die.
    The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
    Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

    16.4.2014 14:27 #4

  • xboxdvl2

    Originally posted by Mrguss: Originally posted by xboxdvl2: if twitter is making money from people living in turkey and turkey isn't getting tax from it he has a point. How "he or them" can tax a ghost ?
    Can TPB, proxies, bitcoin, etc be taxed by all the countries of the world ?
    If that can be possible one day. Where the tax money will end up: In the hands of all the Corrupt Politicians (Govt's.) of the world ?

    Like this dude on my backyard:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqQRhJjS0ww
    money isn't going to a ghost when it changes hands its going to someone or a group of people just have to follow the paper trail to find out who's getting the money.
    Here we have general sales tax on everything but that is skipped when something is done online as money changes hands without the governments knowledge.
    In theory if australians are buying credits on facebook a 10% fee should applied to the cost (added by facebook) and 10% should go to the australian tax office as its sold in australia so gst should be added.
    What USA based companies are doing is selling goods and services worldwide but the people that pay for the services & the companies don't pay local tax on it, only ones that make money are the USA companies.

    Government needs budgeting lessons but i'm not state or federal treasurer so i'm not in charge of what they do or don't spent the tax money on.In theory tax should help improve a country but due to stupid budgeting (at least here in australia) 1 government runs the country and gets it into debt then at election if another one wins and gets in they get it into worse debt.

    custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

    16.4.2014 15:30 #5

  • Mrguss

    @xboxdvl2

    How is than:
    All The Corrupt Governments DO NOT charge taxes equally all across the board !?

    'cos:
    Political Garbage BS ?
    Loopholes ?
    or maybe 'cos The Govt's, The Churches (Psy... Brainwash), The Corporations, etc. "work" for the Super-Rich-Class to control everybody else.

    How you ever think about it ?

    Amazon U.S.
    http://cir.ca/news/amazon-sales-tax-campaign

    Live Free or Die.
    The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
    Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

    16.4.2014 18:17 #6

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