Turkey has restricted access to Twitter, just hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan threatened to shut down Twitter and other social media platforms.
Turkish Twitterers — who can still access the service via SMS — have responded in the best way possible: by mocking Prime Minister Erdoğan’s attempts at censorship with an endless stream of memes.
Some have taken to using the art style made famous during President Obama’s 2008 election:
— Mali Erdogan (@malierd) March 20, 2014
Others have pointed out the absurdity of taking Twitter so seriously:
— beko (@bekirbasarozer) March 21, 2014
This one’s a play on the error message a site gives you when it can’t find the page you’re looking for:
— Abdullah Ayasun (@abyasun) March 20, 2014
This one re-envisions the Turkish flag as a Pac-Man eating up the Twitter logo.
The bird must die! pic.twitter.com/4aHnysftpB
— Daniel Steinvorth (@dsteinvorth) March 20, 2014
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