The strange thing about this country is that in some ways, it is quite modern, even by western standards.
But nearly predictably, they display this kind of kneejerkism, should somebody high in the government be insulted. Good that their president at least criticizes Prime Minister Erdogan's Administration. A bit too diplomatic, though.
Blocking Google is for the internet what is castration for a man, maybe that is an analogy Mr Erdogan can understand. Probably the Google ban does not include the government's internet connection....
About a year ago, a cheap turkish airline was caught in Germany with worn-down tyres and consequentially grounded. The kneejerks in the turkish govt responded by grounding LTU, just as a retaliation, probably for insulting national pride or something. LTU had no technical/safety issues whatsoever.