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.
“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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