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Erdoğan orders private TV channel to interview minister in prep school row, recording shows

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan allegedly ordered a TV manager to conduct a live interview with the education minister to present the government’s narrative on prep schools, a new voice recording posted on YouTube has revealed. According to Today’s … Continue reading

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Turkish editor hits out at media coercion under Erdogan

A prominent Turkish newspaper editor has openly decried government pressure on the media, saying journalists live in fear, in unusually blunt criticism of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s leadership months ahead of elections, reports Reuters. Erdogan is facing one of the … Continue reading

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Claiming to be victimised and non-apologetic, the editor of Haberturk admits intense government pressure on media

The editor-in-chief of a Turkish daily who has been accused of manipulated the findings of a 2013 election poll after speaking with a pro-government official at the same daily defended himself in a televised interview aired on CNN Türk on … Continue reading

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Step by step, towards Central Asia ?

Here is my latest article on the recent worrisome developments of the Turkish media, penned for Index On Censorship and posted on its website, November 29, 2013:  Turkey’s “mainstream” media, politically and economically in shackles is moving towards submitting to … Continue reading

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