Hurriyet reports that the news was given by Ömer Fatih Sayan, the deputy transport and infrastructure minister, who added that other social media platforms who had not done so were expected to as soon as possible.
To date, YouTube, Russia’s VKontakte (VK) and China’s TikTok have appointed local representatives.
As previously reported by Broadband TV News, last month Turkey’s Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) imposed fines each totalling TL30 million (€3.15 million) on leading social media companies for failing to employ local representatives in the country.
The fines applied to platforms that are accessed over 1 million times a day in Turkey and Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Periscope, Linkedin, Dailymotion and TikTok were among several that have been fined.
Social media companies who appoint local representatives have 75% of their fines waived and any bandwidth restored.