Turkey investigates Dogan Media over 'terror propaganda'

Turkey launches criminal probe into Dogan Media Group for “terror propaganda” regarding some of their news coverage

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Aydin Dogan, the founder of Dogan Holding, seen in this archived photo.

Bakirkoy Prosecutor’s Office in Istanbul, on Tuesday launched an investigation into the Dogan Media Group over the accusation of making “terror propaganda," regarding some coverage's published by the media outlet. 

On Sept. 10, Turkish newspaper Gunes, listed publications of Dogan Media Group on its front page and suggested that those were the evidences showing how Dogan makes “terror propaganda.”

The prosecutor’s office accepted the news story published by Gunes as a criminal denunciation.

According to sources, “publishing uncensored photos of fallen Turkish soldiers on August 29” was one of the evidences presented in the indictment.

The interview conducted by Cuneyt Ozdemir on CNNTurk, one of the Dogan Media outlets, with Ayse Deniz Karacagil, who was arrested during Gezi Park events, was also among the evidences. Karacagil is a member of the outlawed PKK. 

PKK is listed as terrorist organisation by Turkey, as well as NATO, the US and EU.

TRTWorld, AA