Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Yelping Turkish PM Erdogan: "Pages on Facebook are ugly and horrible" [expect his own page] and emails are bad too!

Erdogan on Facebook

Day dreaming of an Ottoman Empire?

Things were so much better when we controlled the world!!

You know that in the Islamic world ~ if they had anything to do with it ~ you could not have a 'facebook' or similar site. This and so much other technology would not exist if Muslim ideology had anything to do with it.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at Facebook Thursday, dubbing it an "ugly technology" during a party meeting, Turkey's news agency reported.

Erdogan stressed that any type of immoral content can be published on the popular social network and openly presented to all.

"This is an ugly technology," he said. "Pages on Facebook are ugly and horrible."

Despite the Turkish PM's qualms with Facebook, he maintains an official page on the site endorsed by more than 780,000 supporters.

However, Erdogan did not make do with criticism of Facebook and also expressed his displeasure with e-mail. In his speech, the PM slammed an opposition leader who charged that a minister in Erdogan's government sent an email to a senior source with a personal request.

"What does it mean, to send e-mail? Someone can send a letter using your name," Erdogan said.

The prime minister also blasted Turkish media for covering the affair extensively, charging that media outlets in the country are joining forces with the opposition in order to smear him and his colleagues.

Ever the politician

"The media too lead the smearing campaign. They fan the flames every day via columns and TV broadcasts," Erdogan said. "The objective is to blur people's senses and draw voters."

YNet News

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