The premature cancellation of a television interview with the Istanbul-based opposition candidate Ekrem imamoğlu, in Turkey, for sharp criticism. The Moderator Ahmet Hakan finished a conversation with imamoğlu in the channel CNN Türk, a half-hour earlier than planned, because the CHP politicians wanted to talk about the waste of tax funds by the mayors of the government party, the AKP. The opposition had complained that millions of Lira car for unnecessary service and not completed projects would be issued.

Istanbul, Turkey

“Declaration of war against democracy” – a massive criticism of cancellation of mayor election

AFP imamoğlu had a mayor election

imamoğlu won had the vote in local elections in Istanbul on March 31. March won and was been used two weeks later as mayor. After a complaint to the ACP by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the election Commission ordered the beginning of may, but a repetition of the election on may 23. June. CNN Türk, and many other media in Turkey, the middle groups are under the control of government. CNN Türk was sold last year to the Demirören group, which has close Links to erdoğan. The opposition parties criticize for a long time that their politicians get on TV hardly any air time, while the manifestations of the government camp are transmitted in full length.

The journalist Sevilay Yilman spoke after canceling the show on Twitter by a “great shame”. The musician Ferhat Tunc accused the Moderator of “a lack of backbone and cowardice”, while the Journalist Atilla Tas wrote, instead of “neutral Zone” should Hakans broadcast called “The voice of his master”.

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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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