The social networking site “Twitter” has closed an account of the Turkish-American National Steering Committee (TASC), after an attack by Anis Kanter, an American basketball player, of Turkish origin.
This closure came in response to a call by the TASC committee to extradite the member of the American Basketball Association, Anis Kanter, and negative electronic campaigns describing Kanter as a “terrorist” led by members of the committee, as Twitter closed a group of accounts, according to the Turkish newspaper Zaman. .
The TASC account was back in business earlier in the day.
For his part, Turkey’s ambassador to Washington, Serdar Kılıç, indicated that “the decision to suspend the TASC account is unacceptable, and it is a clear violation of freedom of expression, and it should be reversed as soon as possible.
The online campaign against Kanter was launched after the latter published a photo of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his Twitter account, as part of a cover design for “Time” magazine, under the title “Terrorist of the Year”, where Kanter attached the word “congratulations” to the photo.
It is worth noting that the Turkish authorities canceled Anis Kanter’s passport in 2017, after it classified “Canter” among the terrorist elements, due to accusing Erdogan of running the 2016 coup attempt, and his defense of the service movement, and Ankara repeatedly asked Washington to hand it over, according to Zaman.
Source: RT + “Zaman” Turkish newspaper