democracy

Turkey bans Twitter and YouTube

I’m sure many of you have followed the recent news that Turkey has just banned Twitter and YouTube. (If not, you can read about it here.) For a country that is a candidate for EU membership, and has long been seen as an example of a successful Islamic-style democracy, it is certainly a worrying move. I last visited Turkey two years ago, and while I was there I had dinner in Istanbul with a former au pair of mine (who had lived in London for a year in my family’s house) and her husband. (more…)