Turkish Airlines warns staff on using social media
ISTANBULThe country’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines has warned all of its staff on posts shared on their personal social media accounts in a bid to escape potential harm to the company, Doğan News Agency reported on June 13.
In an internal memo issued by the airline CEO Bilal Ekşi, Turkish Airlines’ pilots and cabin crew will not be able to share their pictures or videos in uniforms on their social media accounts as a part of the new regulation.
The employees will not also be able to detail that they were working at the company on their social media handles.
In addition, the airline authorities will now have the ability to monitor computers and mobile phones distributed to the staff for business purposes if required without any prior notice, according to the regulation. This process will be conducted in line with the law, the memo noted.
The carrier also urged its employees not to hinder their duties by using social media during work hours, while also calling them to abstain from sharing content that might potentially damage the brand and open way for legal consequences.
They will not be able to share contemptuous content targeting the brand as well as national and sentimental values, it said.
However, the carrier staff will be able to share content published on the corporate social media accounts of the airline.
The new regulation on employees’ social media posts is aimed at “preventing damage to the company’s prestige, brand value and corporal principles,” the memo stated.
A member of Star Alliance, Turkish Airlines currently flies to 116 countries, more than any other airline in the world.