A few days ago, citizens critical of the government had a new hero:
Turkish journalist Afsin Yurdakul leaves Haberturk, a mainstream outlet, with these words:
“Without democracy, without the rule of law, without upholding the freedom of expression, journalism cannot breathe. It is our duty to let people breathe.” pic.twitter.com/Lokxk6yYQy
— Piotr Zalewski (@p_zalewski) September 9, 2023
We later learn that Ms. Yurdakul’s reason to quit is not that she protested the media’s unfreedom but she is getting married and moving to the US. She started to work at Habertürk in 2013 after many of her colleagues were fired or lost their jobs due to their political standings. It is now her turn to be “a hero” back in the US.
In the meantime, CHP just made a new major mistake. I don’t care about this one much but I guess they should be more careful in producing a video. Well, CHP is a family business. Not much talent is needed.
The CHP using footage of EOKA Greek Cypriot nationalist guerilla is an example of dumb fuckery why the opposition isn't being taken serious. https://t.co/fkK3e06mLc
— Félix (@Felyxorez) September 10, 2023
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