According to a series of tweets posted on the Turkish Prime Ministry’s official Twitter account, legal action will be taken against social media posts that “are not compatible with state interests,” the pro-gov’t Yeni Şafak daily reported on Monday.
“Our nation needs to be responsive to statements that justify terror attacks. Posts that are not compatible with the state interests may constitute a crime. We would like to bring to public attention that legal action will be taken against those who post such statements,” the tweet said.
The announcement came after a gunman killed at least 39 people and wounded 69 others in an İstanbul nightclub early Sunday morning.