Due to criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish broadcasting authority has assigned two television stations with penalties. The news program of the celebrity presenter Fatih Portakal on the channel Fox TV is locked in for three broadcasts.

A program of the opposition station Halk TV, which should not be broadcast five Times, another program of the station will be locked in for three broadcasts, reported the newspaper “Hürriyet” (Thursday), citing the authority (RTÜK). In addition, Fox TV and Halk TV have to pay fines.

In the case of the Fox TV hit, RTÜK, a statement of the presenter Fatih Portakal. He had put in the face of rising gas prices in his news broadcast with the question of whether, due to political pressure from anybody on the street would dare to peacefully protest against it. “Come on, let’s do it. We the about can? How many people would dare to do well in spite of anxiety on the road?”, he asked.

Erdogan criticized the presenter, whose last name “Orange” means last week, then sharp, without mentioning him by full name. The President spoke only of a “Orange” or “citrus fruit”, to Protest calls. “Know Your limits,” said Erdogan.

The channel Halk TV was punished, among other things, due to critical Remarks of the actors Metin Akpinar and Müjdat Gezen. Against the two investigations for insulting Erdogan to run, and you are not allowed to leave Turkey.

dpa

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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