Two years ago, during pre-election instability, the Turkey Military shut down major internet platforms: Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. On the heels of an attack at the Istanbul airport, military leadership stepped in to remove the democratically elected government.
In a rather bizarre turn-of-events, the deposed Turkish leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan FaceTimed into a live TV news broadcast to encourage citizens to fight back against the army takeover. The newscaster was forced to leave the station and give up her phone, at the hands of 40-50 members of the military.
Istanbul, Turkey leads Wedding Tourism
Potentially, the developing events could be highly unsettling to the Turkish wedding industry. Istanbul is the world leader with some 150,000+ weddings, annually.
Turkey draws wedding tourism from all over Europe and Asia. Depending on how this plays out, instability could have a massive negative impact on the wedding industry.
OPINION: Paralysis of major social media platforms, and other internet activity can be devastating in any country. It’s important to play close attention to this and consider how extreme actions could affect any of us in any country.
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