Turkey Bids For Tighter Twitter Control

The Turkish government has asked Twitter to open an office inside the country in order for the social media giant's representatives to be reached more swiftly.

Twitter and Facebook were used to send information during anti-government protests. A number of Twitter users were reportedly arrested.

Transport and Communications Minister Binali Yildrim said: "When information is requested, we want to see someone in Turkey who can provide this.

"There needs to be an interlocutor we can put our grievance to and who can correct an error if there is one."

Twitter is yet to respond to the government's request.

Facebook also doesn't have an office in the country, although Facebook does have a London-based team which deals with Turkey.

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