'immorality and espionage'

Turkey May Ban Facebook, YouTube

Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, warned in an interview this week that the government could soon ban YouTube and Facebook in response to online leaks of audio recordings that allegedly capture Erdogan and his son discussing how to hide large amounts of money. Though his office claimed the recordings were “completely untrue,” Erdogan has tightened the government’s grip on the Internet, generating criticism both within and outside of the EU-hopeful country. Erdogan said the potential ban on the websites, which "encourage every kind of immorality and espionage for their own ends," would take place after March 30, the date of key local elections.