“We don’t care about what others think about us, rather it is our national will that is important to us,” Yardim told FNA on Sunday.
“We pursue opening of the political atmosphere, democracy, development, progress and improvement of our nation’s situation and it is not important to us if it is palatable to other countries or not,” he added.
Reiterating that You Tube and Twitter are not so much important, Yardim said, “These social pages (websites) are merely a tool and they cannot be the criteria for the existence or non-existence of freedom in a country.”
Access to Twitter was blocked in Turkey in the run-up to local elections, which Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Islamist-rooted AK Party won resoundingly.
The Turkish authorities lifted the ban on Twitter following a constitutional court ruling on Wednesday.
Erdogan on Friday criticized the court ruling, saying the court should have rejected an application to restore access to the micro-blogging site.
“We complied with the ruling but I do not respect it,” Erdogan told reporters at a news conference before departing on a trip to Azerbaijan. “It should have been rejected on procedural grounds.”