While YouTube, Vkontakte, TikTok, Linkedin and Facebook decided to open a representative office in our country, Twitter, Pinterest and Periscobe did not take a step. These three social media network, within the framework of the arrangements made by Turkey was faced with the advertising ban. With the Presidency’s decision published in the Official Gazette, the third stage penalty imposed on social media platforms that do not comply with the regulation has officially been activated. Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Omer Fatih Sayan will be applied to social media platforms that cannot appoint representatives advertising ban made a statement about his Twitter account.
Statement about the ad ban for Twitter
Vkontakte, On October 1, 2020 In law no 7253 After the amendment, it became the first company that decided to appoint a representative. After the change in the law, companies such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter were fined 10 million TL.
After the warning sent 11 December who do not appoint a representative until the date of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, YouTube, TikTok, Pinterest and LinkedIn He was fined 30 million TL.
TikTok, YouTube and Facebook recently announced that it will appoint a representative. Not yet making a statement about representation twitter and Pinterest The third stage of the social media law that entered into force on 1 October 2020 for ‘Ad Ban’It was published in the Official Gazette. Law No. 7253 should be the official representative of overseas assignments Turkey-based social media companies, advertising will no longer be in Turkey.
Ad ban application BTK, BRSA, CBRT, VDK and all relevant public institutions. Advertisers will also be penalized.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Fatih Sayan made a statement by announcing the ‘advertising ban’ notice published in the Official Gazette.
Sayan, to fulfill obligations to the delegation and thanked Turkey to accept social networking company.
Fatih Sayan said that they expect Twitter and Pinterest to take the necessary steps.
Counting“However, of our nation; We are committed to doing whatever it takes to protect your data, privacy and rights. Digital fascism and disregarding rules, we will never allow to dominate in Turkey. ” used the expressions.
The third stage of the law, which entered into force on October 1, 2020, was published in the Official Gazette.
Law No. 7253 should be the official representative of overseas assignments Turkey-based social media companies will no longer be advertising our country.https://t.co/X9QeHFuwoN pic.twitter.com/NhqT9eNIpx
– Dr. OMER FATİH SAYAN (@ofatsayan) January 18, 2021
Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) President Ömer Abdullah Karagözoğlu made a statement after the advertisement ban was put into effect. In his statement on Twitter, Karagözoğlu said, “Advertising ban has started for social networks that cannot appoint representatives as required by law. I congratulate all companies showing the necessary sensitivity ”.
Karagözoğlu reminded that if the obligations are not fulfilled within 3 months of the advertising ban, internet traffic bandwidth throttling will start.
Karagözoğlu said, “We will protect the rights of 55 million social media users in our country to the end,” and called on companies that could not appoint representatives to take a step.
Companies that do not make a representative appointment will be subject to a 50 percent bandwidth reduction penalty in April 2021. In May 2021, companies will face a 90 percent bandwidth throttling penalty if they do not take any action to appoint representatives.