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No user data given to Turkish government, says Facebook

Facebook has denied claims by Turkish minister Binali Yıldırım that it supplied the country's government with user data in the wake of the recent Gezi Park protests.

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Facebook has denied having agreed to share data regarding postings on the Gezi Park protests with the Turkish government, as had previously been stated by Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım.

“Facebook has not provided user data to Turkish authorities in response to government requests relating to the protests,” the company said in a written statement today.

“More generally, we reject all government data requests from Turkish authorities and push them to formal legal channels unless it appears that there is an immediate threat to life or a child, which has been the case in only a small fraction of the requests we have received,” the statement added.

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