Doğan vs. Erdoğan- the weekend round

Erkan was not impressed with the weekend expositions.

PM Erdoğan did rise expectation and so I wasn’t impressed with his new wave of accusations. Here is a roundup: 

Doğan vs. Erdoğan: How will it end?

Many people are curious about how the ever-escalating tension between the media’s biggest boss, Aydın Doğan, and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will end. Some of the columnists working for the Doğan group were ruthless enough to remind the prime minister of the fate of (Tansu) Çiller.

Business or freedom of the press?

Freedom of the press in Turkey has been the subject of heated debate following the eruption of a war between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Doğan Media Group owner Aydın Doğan.

Turkish leader accuses media mogul of defamation –

Dogan says Turkish PM’s efforts to suppress media violates democracy

Doğan-Erdoğan Conflict: Bourgeoisie’s Fight Within Itself

Writer Savran says the Erdoğan-Doğan conflict has exposed the corruption the relation between the ruling power and the capital has brought. He describes it as the plunder of the public resources that has been taking place through privatizations."

The essence of the Erdoğan-Doğan fight


Contrary to what is being alleged about it, this fight it not an attempt by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to silence media outlets that oppose him.

The heart of darkness

Even European “allies” of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan are apparently having difficulty understanding why the Turkish premier is so angry with the reports in “some” Turkish newspapers and televisions regarding the “Deniz Feneri,” or Lighthouse, court case continuing in Germany.Look at what European parliamentarian Joost Lagendijk has reportedly said of the thunderstorm created in Turkey by the Deniz Feneri case: He was quoted as saying that a prime minister should not see himself as having the right to resort to “blackmailing” the media because they published some “bad news” about him.Obviously Lagendijk, like many other Europeans who have been expressing strong support and appre

Erdoğan having so many bad grades flunks the class


Ertugrul Ozkok: Those in Turkish PM’s favor innocent, those making demands guilty

Hürriyet’s editor-in-chief responded Erdoğan

The editor-in-chief of Hürriyet said he was not worried by the prime minister’s speech last Saturday, in which the Justice and Development Party, or AKP, leader challenged the Doğan Group

PM Erdoğan’s sincerity in question


International Press Instutite condemns Turkish PM’s threats

Turkish PM’s attack on media casts shadow on supervisory bodies

Doğan to sue ruling party executive

Turkey’s largest media company, the Doğan Group, announced late Thursday it planned to sue a senior member of the ruling party for accusing the company of blackmail and corruption.

Why this escalation now?

Was Emine Hanım really angry over Hürriyet’s Aug. 6 front page photograph, which found her “indecent” on the grounds that due to the effect of the sun the silhouette of her legs were visible through her white dress while showing her together with her husband Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the visiting Syrian presidential couple at the Bodrum airport?“Was it really so?” asked my wife Aydan… It was impossible to find an Aug. 6 back copy of Hürriyet, but thanks to advancing technology, within moments I found that page on the Internet.Indeed so… Though not very visible, because of the sunlight behind her, Emine Hanım’s legs could be seen through her white dress.

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