Turkey: TV channel suspended by AKP

sep 07 MEMRI

Turkish oppositionary TV channel Kanalturk is once again targeted by the AKP government. The channel’s main news programs have been shut down for six days ... as a penalty for Kanalturk’s broadcasts prior to July 22 general elections. The justification fir the punishment was that while Kanalturk presented news about opposition parties in an objective manner, it discriminated against the ruling AKP by broadcasting PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s previous political statements and by doing so harmed his image.