Agence France-PresseApril 15, 2014 08:50
Social media firms operating in Turkey should open offices there and pay taxes, authorities said Tuesday, amid a row with Twitter which the Turkish prime minister has branded "tax evaders".
Without mentioning Twitter by name, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said social media platforms were dodging taxes if they operated without opening a physical office.
"When you take a look at double taxation agreements, a foreign taxpayer must have an office in order to pay tax," Simsek said.
"Social media companies must definitely open a representative office here," he added.