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Turkish schools ban Facebook

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Istanbul: Government of Turkey imposed a ban on students from posting pictures and their opinions about school life on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

Ministry of Education of Turkey issued this instructions in their Official Gazette published on 1st July.

School students have been prohibited from sharing their pictures and footages from inside the school with their friends without obtaining permission from their school teachers. They have also been warned not to insult their classmates or school staff.

Social media has always been critical about curbs on Social media imposed by the President of Turkey and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Parliament of Turkey enacted a law in April this year to exercise control over the Internet giving the powers to government to block websites without prior permission from judiciary.

In March 2014 government blocked You Tube and Twitter when they were spreading a torrent of audio recordings implicating Erdogan, former PM and his coterie in an alleged corruption scandal.

Justice and Development Party of Tayyip Erdogan was criticized by people for Islamicsing the education system which resulted in losing majority for the first time in 13 years in the parliamentary election held on 7th June this year.