Jun 23

Turkish government media impose blackout of political challengers on TV

Turkey is preparing for a national election. President Erdogan appears to be in jeopardy of losing his office.

So in the final days of Erdogan’s campaign, official Turkish TV and news sources have imposed a virtual blackout on any discussion of Erdogan’s opponents.

One opponent, Muharrem Ince, addressed a crowd of 4 million in Istanbul without any coverage on government TV. Erdogan, by contrast, spoke before much smaller groups and received widespread news coverage. See here.