RTÜK’s Tele 1 and HALK TV sentenced the screen to be blackout for 5 days.
Journalists Association President Nazmi Bilgin emphasized that the Radio and Television Board has turned into a censorship committee that sets a duty to criticize the government and punishes the opponents. The sun will be born on nice days, Turkey will move towards light, “he said.
Bilgin, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s media “cleaning of viruses” in the words of intolerance to the beginning dissident publications from behind to climb only temporarily free and then trying to make the original broadcasting organizations, that cut the sound of the TV channels, when Turkey was not worthy to “free no countries” that pushed the league he said.
“IT WAS THE SECOND COUNTRY THAT HAS BEEN EXTRACTED THE MOST
Turkey’s democracy, press and global scale to published reports stating that knowledge in areas such as freedom of expression continued to go back every year, we used the following expressions;
* Unfortunately, according to Freedom House’s ‘Freedoms in the World 2020′ report, our country was also included in the status of ‘Non-Free Countries’ this year. Turkey last 10 years of freedom throughout the world, according to the same report was the second most countries declined.
* In addition, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) announced in April 2020 compared to the index of organizations in the field of press freedom in Turkey ranks 154 among 180 countries.
* According to the index published by The Economist Group in early 2020 is no different location in terms of Turkey’s democracy. Turkey ranks 110th among 167 countries will find it in this report. Turkey should get out of this situation.
“THE JOURNALIST’S SHOULD NOT BE A CANDASHIP, ANSWER, A DEMANDER, ANY POWERFUL”
Journalists Bilgin, President of the Society, as the media is in every country have questioned the ruling Turkey, criticizing, incorrectly communicate the news where the Locate page, reflecting on the screen, emphasizing that the task of providing the syrup right of the public’s constitutional intelligence to track down the truth, “We always say, journalists should not be a friend, a lover, an opponent, or a pro-government. The journalist must have the eyes and ears of the public, question, and turn the facts into news and inform the public. In this respect, he should always have a dissenting view. ”
Bilgin, who has acted as a “censor of power” for a long time with his latest decisions, noted that RTÜK, which is one of the fundamental pillars of democracy and which is under constitutional and universal protection, has been killed in press.
“THIS IS NOT A SUSTAINABLE UNDERSTANDING”
Reminding Tele1 that the punishment was criticizing one of the Ottoman sultans, Bilgin said, “There is this seriousness. Let the current power be criticized even for an Ottoman sultan who is connected to him in some way, or it may be the beginning of a process that will open the way to dim the screen and even turn off a television completely. This is not a sustainable understanding. ”
“THIS BEHAVIOR CANNOT BE ACCEPTED”
The Public TV punishment Ayşenur Aslan published in the June 16 Media Quarter program to journalists guest Hosni Local “objective and the Republic of Turkey with real information that is not left exposed to serious accusations and serious threats to host for the presence of the state” is understood to arise from alleged statements Stating Bilgin “People and institutions will of course be criticized and questioned. This behavior is unacceptable. ”