The statement by the Prime Minister of Turkey is completely untrue and fair from the truth. Social media has helped connect the world unlike ever before. The world can learn more and more about each other. Also for breaking news events it helps the whole world find out very quickly.
In the end social media can have bad effects but it can have good effects,i.E. The cleanup operation after the London riots was organised by social media. Really it can be both a menace and a gift, it just depends on how people use this way of mass communication to other human beings.