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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.


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Brit in Turkey

1/2/2013 6:18:11 PM

shmack shmack. I'm retired after 41 years in computing so I am well aware of the workings of social media sites, of the inane comments posted on them by many contributors and the appalling security risks they present. Incidentally the reference to breakfast is a very British way of saying there is often so much rubbish to be seen. Sorry you did not get that bit. What I find disinteresting is the major news story that because he is able to post to one of these sites he has achieved greatness.

shmack shmack

1/2/2013 8:45:56 AM

@Brit Thanks for contributing the possibly most empty 2 phrases to the internets. So what? Being able to use social media doesn't automatically make him a bad politician either. And as a matter of fact, I'd love to see what he has for breakfast. And for lunch & dinner too for that matter. However, I'd totally not be interested in seeing what e.g. a random Brit in Turkey had for breakfast. Because, you know, nobody cares. I can see you absolutely get how social media works.

Brit in Turkey

1/1/2013 5:57:36 PM

Being able to use "social media" websites does not automatically make one a good politician. Next he'll be telling us what he had for breakfast.....

ozden aylak

1/1/2013 3:23:41 PM

He is really using all kind of social media in a right way.
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