Turkey's army chief warns of social media threat

'I believe that in taking into account the fact that security is not just the job the security forces, national security strategies suitable for today's standards should be laid out,' Gerneral Ozel said.

Turkey's army chief warns of social media threat

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's Chief of Army Staff Necdet Ozel said that world countries now face new economic, social and information threats rather than military threats.

Speaking at the Efes-2014 military training program in Turkey's western city Izmir, General Ozel said that new threats had emerged as of the turn of the century in the form of terrorism and cyber attacks.

Calling these attacks 'barely visible to the eye,' General Ozel said that old Cold War tactics had now been rendered useless, and that the Turkish armed forces was now in need of new skills.

'I believe that in taking into account the fact that security is not just the job the security forces, national security strategies suitable for today's standards should be laid out,' Ozel said.

General Ozel also blame social media for being behind a number of revolutions sweeping across nations.

Social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have played a key role in speading uprisings across a number of countries, especially in the Middle-East during the Arab Spring.

A number of countries, Turkey included, have either temporarily or permanently enforced blocks on certain social media websites during periods of social disorder or as a pre-emptive measure.

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