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Picture taken from Gül's instagram account

Picture taken from Gül's instagram account

Turkish President Abdullah Gül announced on his Twitter account today that he has joined the popular photograph-sharing hub Instagram.

Gül, who is an active user of various social sites, also recently listed 10 photographs he liked most on the account “cbabdullahgul.”

“I want to announce news to you on the first day of 2013. After YouTube, Flickr, Facebook and Twitter, I have started using Instagram,” Gül said.

The popular app and – now also website – allows people to add filters and effects to photos and share them over the Internet or smartphones.

Gül’s first Instagram photo was the first snow of 2012 in Ankara at Çankaya Presidential Palace.

He also shared photos such as a baby kissing him and him greeting crowds in the eastern province of Adıyaman and watching a military drill in the eastern province of Kars.

According to the e-diplomacy Hub, Gül was listed the world’s eighth most influential political actor on social media in 2012.

January/01/2013

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