President of Turkey Abdullah Gül
Turkish President Abdullah Gül, opposed the Twitter ban on his personal Twitter account managing to get around the block on 21 March 2014: “A total shutdown of social media platforms cannot be approved”, “I hope this practice will not last long”. Abdullah Gül tweets mainly in Turkish but from time to time he tweets in English in order to share global sentiments and agenda such as expressing his respect to the iconic leader and former president of South Africa: “Nelson Mandela was a great statesman who inspired people in their quest for freedom, dignity and equality”; in order to make important foreign policy statements: "Turkey’s Membership Will Enrich the EU". The Turkish president does not comment on the daily news agenda except in the case of Taksim Square events - which started on 31 May, 2013 and rapidly escalated from a small environmentalist movement into large scale protests. While the demonstrations were in full swing, Gül made two public statements and tweeted links to the relevant press releases on the Turkish presidency’s website: “Gül Calls for More Maturity So That Events in Taksim Square Cool Down”. His Twitter stream is dominated by news about presidential activities, frequently accompanied by photos or videos. Abdullah Gül is not particularly interested in the interactive aspects of the medium: Interestingly enough, he only follows the two official accounts of the Turkish presidency, @trpresidency and @tccankaya and has never @mentioned or @replied any other Twitter user.
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Manisa'daki 470’inci Uluslararası Mesir Festivali yoğun yağmur altında yapıldı. http://www.tccb.gov.tr/sayfa/etkinlikler/detay/?d=haber58— Abdullah Gül (@cbabdullahgul) April 7, 2010
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insan gerçekten hayret ediyor.— Abdullah Gül (@cbabdullahgul) April 7, 2011