Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan has blamed Twitter and social networks for spreading rumours and lies during the clashes that took place in Istanbul and other cities during the weekend.

"And now we have this menace called Twitter," said Erdogan in an interview with Haberturk. "Social media are a menace for societies," he added.

When the Turkish government announced plans to redevelop one of the last remaining central public parks in Istanbul, thousands of pe...

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