Turkey

Turkish President Abdullah Gül and Prime Minister RecepTayyip Erdoğan are among the five most followed world leaders on Twitter, with a combined total of more than 6.8 million followers. The Turkish leadership is at the forefront in terms of using Twitter for policy statements in Turkish, English and Arabic.

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Translation: Manisa's 470'inci International Mesir Festival was under heavy rain.

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Translation: This morning, President Abdullah Gül will welcome President of Finland Tarja Halonen at the Cankaya Palace.

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Translation: Mr. Minister of Foreign Affairs. Ahmet Davutoglu will meet you very soon this twitter account.