Enough of Erdoğan’s media-bashing!

PM Erdoğan makes himself into an indefensible position. He has to find a new target to release his anger. I have always been uncomfortable with his approach to media but I could tolerate it to a large extent. Because Turkish press made itself into an indefensible position by acting as the guardians of the ancien regime. But enough is enough. Erdoğan’s constant media bashing cannot be tolerated.
Turkish PM Erdoğan says media ‘misunderstood’ his remarks – Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

Turkish PM Erdoğan goes too far in fight against media, say observers – Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

Erdoğan Accused Media of Provocation

from Bianet :: English
Prime Minister Erdoğan blamed the media and the opposition to “set a place in an uproar” in a meeting with Provincial Chairman. He said that columnists are turning the country upside down and put a strain on the country.

Turkish civil organisations preparing mass march against army coups
After 12 years, Turkish prosecutors are probing a series of coup plots, the latest is “Balyoz”, related to big illegal organization called as “Ergenekon“.

No Gender Equality in Education Yet

from Bianet :: English
According to a Prime Ministerial report, 19.6 percent of women in Turkey are illiterate, compared to 4 percent of men.

Censorship of Parliament Email

from Turkish Politics in Action by Ragan Updegraff

From Today’s Zaman‘s Ayse Karabat: Deputies are increasingly concerned as Parliament is filtering deputies’ mail and not delivering all their post to them it has been revealed.

Parliament’s post distribution office has prevented the delivery of much mail
including the reports of human rights organizations, books from the feminist organizations, magazines from unions, periodicals from the Cihan news agency, congratulatory letters from other deputies and sometimes even wedding invitations.

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